DAF » 95
DAF's 95 series was launched in 1987, quickly taking the coveted title of International Truck of the Year 1988. The 95 featured an all new cab developed jointly with ENASA of Spain, a revised version of the 11.6 litre ATI engine rated at 310, 350 and 380 bhp, and 16 speed ZF gearbox. On the Continent Eaton's Twinsplitter gearbox was an option. Much attention was paid to soundproofing - the gearlinkage for example was telescopic - the 95 series being quieter in-cab than many luxury cars! An update in 1991 saw new ratings of 330, 360 & 400 Bhp. a 430 Bhp variant, along with low deck tractor unit models and interior changes were introduced in 1992.
An exciting development came 2 years later. DAF had studied the requirements of the ultra long haul market sector and the 95.500 Super Spacecab was unveiled at the 1994 RAI show. The 95 series cabin had gained height and length, and sat atop Cummins' 14 Litre engine rated at 507 bhp. ZF's new 16S221 gearbox was fitted and a new innovation was the hydraulic gearshift developed with Konsberg of Norway. Within an overall height of 3.85m, the 'Super' offered interior standing room of 2.25m, a luxury bunk with generous stowage underneath and a full range of options included microwave, fridge, TV/Video.