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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 10:40 am
JCB Dieselmax today became the world’s fastest diesel-powered car, as Andy Green set a new FIA international record of 328.767 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and beat the existing record by almost 100 mph.The JCB team will make a further attempt to raise the record tomorrow.
Running at daybreak, when course conditions were at their most suitable, Green achieved 324.248 mph on his first run. Under FIA regulations he made his return 333.339 mph within one hour, to secure the new record, giving the average of 328.767 mph.
That’s 80 mph faster than achieved by a Honda F1 car at Bonneville last month. Are you going to stand for this, Caterpillar? Been a big year for oilers; in June, Audi’s 12-cylinder diesel torquemonster won the Le Mans 24 Hour race at its first attempt. Previous diesel racers—several ran at Indianapolis, in olden times—were unlucky and unsuccessful. But pretty!
UPDATE. I’ve no idea if any of the Wacky Racers employed compression ignition, but here’s a link anyway.
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