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    Fastest diesel.

    The British JCB Dieselmax team has broken the land speed record for diesel powered vehicles, averaging a speed of 328.767 miles per hour, officials confirmed.

    The car, driven by Wing Commander Andy Green, broke the record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah after making two runs.

    The first run was made at an average speed of 324.248mph with the return run averaging 333.339mph, beating the previous record of 235mph which has stood for more than 30 years.

    In 1997, Green became the fastest man in the world when he drove ThrustSSC through the sound barrier to a speed of 763.035mph.

    The JCB Dieselmax he drove was designed by a British team and is powered by a version of the same engine that is used in ordinary JCB vehicles.

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    Vulture of The Western World Eric's Avatar
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    Re: Fastest diesel.

    Hi John,

    And some people still think "diesel" is a synonym for "slow"!

    I have wondered for years why someone hasn't tried to build a "muscle car diesel" - 600 lbs-ft. of torque in a small car chassis, etc.

    Just imagine...

    PS - Good to hear fromyou; hope things are well!

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