The very first exhibit just beyond the turnstiles at WIRED's NextFest was Ohio State's 31-foot long, 2-foot wide electric car named the Buckeye Bullet. Its claim to fame: the fastest electric car in the world.
That's one fast diesel. And the JCB Dieselmax is even faster now that it has taken the FIA international land speed record for a diesel-powered vehicle with a speed of 328.767 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah yesterday. Just last week, the JCB Dieselmax's world speed record was 317.021. The Dieselmax is propelled by two Ricardo JCB444-LSR engines.
A UK based construction equipment
manufacturer will attempt to break the diesel land speed record this summer at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah,
according to PR
Newswire. The engine they will be using, claimed to be the world’s most powerful diesel engine, produces 150
bhp per liter, which would even be considered a pretty high output for a gasoline engine. Note they are not using one
of the 4.4 liter, 750 bhp engines, but two, in order to break the existing record of 235.756 mph. The d