Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson


The world's fastest diesel is a JCB.

Not the familiar yellow digger, though the colour is still the same, this is a pencil-thin streamlined vehicle, designed to break records...
A car built by JCB has broken the diesel engine land speed record after reaching 328.767mph (529km/h).

A spokesman for JCB Dieselmax said the vehicle attained the average speed during two runs in Utah, USA.

The team received official confirmation from the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile which oversaw the record bid on Tuesday.

An impressive feat - especially if you've ever been stuck behind a yellow digger as it crawls through a country lane!

Here's the official site.
Tags: cars, diesel, geek, jcb, speed record
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