French hauler BG Transport has just acquired the T High 520 “Real Steel” vehicle, given a custom makeover on the Renault Trucks stand at the 2016 IAA trade fair in Hanover. Sven Punke, Marcel Barth and their team from the Truck Tuning Center worked on the vehicle throughout the show, airbrushing, adding parts and fitting out the cab interior with custom upholstery.
The T High 520 “Real Steel” has just been delivered to the French carrier BG Transport. Philippe Gorjux, Commercial Director for Renault Trucks France, handed over the keys of this one-of-a-kind vehicle to Gérard Barret, Director of BG Transport, a family-run company based in Changy (Loire), which has a staff of 15 and a fleet of a dozen vehicles.
This Renault Trucks T High 520, which comes with a 13 liter engine, was customized for the IAA 2016 trade fair in Hanover by Sven Punke, Marcel Barth and their team from the Truck Tuning Center. After winning an award for its “Avatar” truck at the last Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring complex, the team worked throughout the eight-day show in a 300m2 area set aside on the Renault Trucks stand. Visitors to the show were able to see tuning in progress and watch each stage of the customization of this truck, dubbed “Real Steel”. The interior was upholstered in leather and fitted with LEDs. The exterior artwork was airbrushed on, and accessories and parts were added to highlight the vehicle’s robustness.
Gérard Barret, the Director of BG Transport, was so impressed by the vehicle’s style when he saw it at the IAA trade fair in Hanover that he decided to buy it: “We set great store on the exterior design and interior fittings of the trucks in our fleet because we want our drivers to be as comfortable as possible and take pride in their vehicles,” he explained. “The T High Real Steel is made for drivers who love what they do: it’s a real treat to drive a vehicle like that.” The truck will be used for goods transport in France and Belgium.
BG Transport has decided to have “Team BG” written on the vehicle to symbolize the team spirit that reigns in the company. “We’ll take advantage of the arrival of this decorated Renault Trucks T in our fleet to have all of our vehicles marked with the same phrase,” added Gérard Barret. He concluded: “At BG Transport, we replace our trucks every five years or so. But this one will stay in the company for a lot longer, you can be sure of that!”.