The JCB Dieselmax and its driver, Andy Green, recently achieved a speed of 350mph to break its own land speed record for diesel-powered cars.
The JCB Dieselmax initially became the world’s fastest diesel when Green drove it to an FIA-sanctioned speed of 328.767mph. Last month, he improved on that significantly with a new record of 350.092mph after two passes in opposite directions, within one hour.
Running soon after daybreak he recorded 365.779mph on his first run and 335.695mph on his return, giving the average of 350.092mph.
“Today’s record proves the potential we have always believed JCB DIESELMAX to possess,” Green said. “This is another great result for a wonderful team and a testament to JCB’s engineering.”
JCB Dieselmax was JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford's brainchild, born of his desire to showcase the extreme performance of the JCB444 diesel engine, which normally powers the company's backhoe loaders and Loadall telescopic handlers.
JCB is an international manufacturer of construction equipment. Its North American headquarters and manufacturing facility are located just outside of Savannah, Ga. The company has 17 plants in four continents including India, Brazil, China, United Kingdom and Germany.