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"Maximum Torque, Maximum Destruction!"
— The team's introduction

Maximum Torque was a robot that entered Series 1 of Dutch Robot Wars having lost both its battles.

DesignEdit

Maximum Torque

Maximum Torque in the losers' melee

Maximum Torque is an invertible robot with a long and narrow wedge shape. Its weapon was a built-in hammer, similar in design to Anorakaphobia, but the team rarely opted to use this fairly slow weapon in battle, with the robot instead relying on its potent wedge and high top speed. Maximum Torque was reasonably well-driven, but its lack of damage output, exposed wheels and thin armour proved costly in its battles.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 1Edit

In the first round of Heat C, Maximum Torque was drawn against Botwork.

Botwork vs Maximum Torque

Maximum Torque, about to be pitted

Maximum Torque put up a strong show, wedging underneath it and slamming it against the wall. It continued ramming Botwork and getting underneath it, but the tide of the battle turned when Botwork forced it into Matilda's CPZ. Matilda clipped Maximum Torque with her flywheel, tearing up one of the robot's sides and immobilising it. After being counted out, Maximum Torque was placed on the floor flipper and thrown, before being pushed down the pit.

"Maximum Torque is maximum dead!"
Eric Corton summing up the result of the battle

In the losers' melee, Meshuggah had to drop out, leaving Maximum Torque with only one opponent, Pika 2.

HeatCLosersMelee

Pika 2 pushes Maximum Torque

Maximum Torque was unable to get underneath Pika 2, and spent most of the match being wedged underneath and taking damage from Pika 2's flywheel. It tried to use its hammer, but the weapon was not strong enough to do any damage. One of Maximum Torque's wheels stopped working when it was near the CPZ, and gradually edged towards the pit, almost driving in. Eventually, Pika 2 nudged it in, and Maximum Torque was eliminated.

ResultsEdit

MAXIMUM TORQUE - RESULTS
Series 1
Dutch Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat C, Round 1 vs. Botwork Lost
Heat C, Losers Melee vs. Pika 2, Meshuggah Lost
NOTE: Before the battle had started, technical problems forced Meshuggah out of the competition, leaving Maximum Torque and Pika 2 to fight alone.

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 2

Series RecordEdit

Series Maximum Torque Series Record
Series 1 Heat, Round 1
Series 2 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

  • Maximum Torque made a cameo appearance in the Swedish dub of Series 4, Heat P, where it was briefly seen in The Pits at the start of an interview with Team Blue, along with Botwork.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AEEDVWPimY#t=2m31s
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