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Old 10th May 2006, 09:06   #1
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UK based construction-equipment maker JCB intends to break a land-speed record: a specially-built aerodynamic racer, featuring two 750 bhp JCB444 diesel engines - one for each set of wheels - will take part in high-speed runs at the Bonneville Salt Flats in USA in August 2006.
For more information check www.jcbdieselmax.com
So that means 1500 bhp in a long fuselage shaped racer weighing less than 500 kgs. They aim to cross 300 mph in that monster. Looks like some stiff competition for gasoline based engines.
Also Audi with its R10 racer having a diesel powered V12 aims to win the LeMans 24 hours this season.
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Awesome!!! This is going to be intersting.
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featuring two 750 bhp JCB444 diesel engines - weighing less than 500 kgs.
Highly unlikely - that TWO of those engines and the car all together will weigh less than 500 Kgs!! Hell - Thats more efficient than Formula 1!!! ... And we ARE talking diesel engines here!
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So that means 1500 bhp in a long fuselage shaped racer weighing less than 500 kgs.
The site says 2700kgs.

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The site says 2700kgs.

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Weight : 2700kg including fuel, oil, ice and water coolant and driver
Fuel tank capacity....... 9 ltrs ( will it be enough ) ???.....
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Hmm...interesting...but nothing more interesting than the twin jet powered Thrust SSC(powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce Spey 202 jet engines from a Phantom fighter producing 50,000 pounds of thrust and 110,000 horsepower) which went supersonic and did a 766mph run!!! HUH!!! Now thats what I call SPEEEED

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766mph run!!! HUH!!! Now thats what I call SPEEEED
whoa 766 mph...on land ???..... How do they control these vehicles... what about the vibrations inside... have seen some vids of the land records in salt lake but cannot recall the speeds.
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Are u sure it was tat fast????! any links for vids?
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http://www.channel4.com/4car/news/ne...?news_id=14420
http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/2006/0...ed+record.html

Max Speed quoted as '300mph'
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The site says 2700kgs.

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Typing mistake on my part
I meant 2500 kgs.

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whoa 766 mph...on land ???..... How do they control these vehicles... what about the vibrations inside... have seen some vids of the land records in salt lake but cannot recall the speeds.
It was all over the news sometime in 1997.
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"JCB DIESELMAX today became the world's fastest diesel-powered car, as Andy Green set a new FIA international record of 328.767 mph (529.099 kph) on the Bonneville Salt Flats..."

Full Story here -
http://www.jcbdieselmax.com/html/home.php
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They did hit 350mph in one of their runs or so I read.

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They did hit 350mph in one of their runs or so I read.

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yep 350.092 mph.
that is its third record in under a week
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HAHA
Good job JCB. Diesel power rocks!!
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