Photo: Volvo

Volvo just showed off a bunch of new buses in Brazil, including a bi-articulating behemoth that’s nearly 100 feet long, and can carry up to 300 people, making it the biggest bus on earth according to Volvo.

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At the FetransRio—a trade show devoted to public transportation—in Rio De Janeiro last week, Volvo Latin America launched the Gran Artic 300, an absolute monster at 98 feet and with a capacity of up to 300 souls (or about three times that of a regular padrón bus).

Photo: Volvo

President of Volvo Bus Latin America Fabiano Todeschini calls the new bus the “greatest coach in the world,” and with a beautiful chassis like this, he could be right:

Photo: Volvo

The Artic 300, developed in Brazil, isn’t the first bi-articulated bus from Volvo, as the company has used this type of architecture since the ‘90s. Still, the new model holds 30 more passengers than its predecessor, a fact that Idam Stival, coordinator of sales engineering at Volvo Bus Latin America, says “represents a gain in scale efficiency, fleet reduction and emission reduction.”

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So basically, the point of this Road Train Disguised As A Bus is to save operators money, and to reduce pollution, which all sounds well and good.

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But the real question I want answered is: can I please just drive the bare chassis?