Check out the JCB dieselmax website, where Britain’s favourite yellow digger manufacter is staging an attempt on the world speed record for a diesel powered vehicle.
Although the car doesn’t look much like the usual JCB offering, it IS powered by an engine more at home in JCB’s range of backhoe loaders. Or rather two of them. And they have souped them up just a little bit with a two stage turbocharger and direct fuel injection system.
They’ve already done two 300mph runs in a practice with a smaller engine, and this week you can follow along as they go for the official FIA record.