JCB DIESEL MAX LAND SPEED RECORD CAR ANDY GREEN BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS UTAH USA — Volkswagen Mod.181

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The JCB DIESELMAX will attempt the record for a diesel-powered automobile in 2006 at the Bonneville Salt Utah. Powered by a pair of 4-cylinder, 5-litre JCB444-LSR developed with the support of the JCB DIESELMAX is said to boast the highest specific power engines used in any automobile Ricardo applied its state-of-the-art computer aided engineering to the task of assisting JCB in the development of the engines which deliver power of 750hp and torque of

JCB Diesel Max — launch

The are more than five the power of the production version and at they exceed even applications as the world’s highest power diesels. Ricardo of Diesel Engineering, Ian Penny, We are pleased to have been to play the role of JCB’s development partner on this profile and exciting project. and we JCB every success in breaking the speed record for a diesel vehicle.

15 August 2006 — SALT FLATS —

Temperature: 29°C

Following runs the night before at airfield, the team completed a six runs before 09.00 morning. The aim was to test the software made to the engine management to reduce the fuelling of the front in first gear so increasing the to the rear engine and pushing it on to

It appeared to be successful with engines going on to boost though it was only possible to second gear for a few seconds.

on this result we took the car on to the Flats but the JCB team faced a queue because running was until 10.30 due to high winds.

The car moved slowly along the from 11.30 until when the car’s 42nd run got the JCB DIESELMAX was the penultimate car to run today. In the run the engine went on to boost in gear as planned, but in second the front engine didn’t up. Despite three attempts to the boost up, including de-clutching the engine, the front engine go onto boost. It had already motored beyond the speed at it will load up.

In simple the technical changes had transferred the boost problem on to the front Top speed was 186mph.

The car was immediately back to airfield and in the heat of the evening the team set to work on a change to the engine system. faced working all night to a balance bar to connect the two boost Tomorrow morning the new parts be fitted and some electronic system changes installed.

The JCB has completed its fourth consecutive day of on the salt.

4 August 2006 Andy clocks up 190mph in JCB Max

A yellow missile sped the runway, straight as a die, silently, like a golden The car is the JCB Diesel Max Streamliner in action on its public outing.

JCB Diesel Max

Green, the fastest man on four and the first driver to go supersonic. was the steering wheel – and as the speedo 190mph he wore a quiet of satisfaction.

RAF Wittering on Monday was Grp Green’s home territory and target is to develop the fastest engine in history. Andy, who flies 600mph Harriers, was the choice to steer the yellow

The isolated 1.6-mile runway at was also an obvious choice its surface was said to be highly with that of the Bonneville Flats in Utah where 44, broke the land speed in 1997 with a drive of

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Now he will lead an attempt on the land speed record this year.

It’s to think that an engine produced for tractors should a possible world beater, he

Andy Green

The Max reached on Sunday and, although not aiming for more than today, we believe it can do 235mph. The aim is 300mph.

A full squad JCB – aka J C Bamford Tractors of Cheshire – had at Wittering over the weekend out testing, revving and trials Monday’s double run in the full of publicity.

As the clutch of Press and TV crews respectfully by the runway, the 600hp Max completed a single supercharged sprint – accompanied, at a decent by a small fleet of official – before tackling the serious of two straight, timed runs.

it appeared in the hazy distance an avenging yellow torpedo. slowly and steadily, it gathered before whooshing past the at midpoint on the runway in seconds and into the distance.


The first run recorded 181mph, but by the time its red parachute had sprouted for the last to slow its speed the Max had comfortably 190mph. It was a happy average.

content with the way things today, said Andy. The was ideal and, apart a half-hour hold-up when we electronic sensors after the run, it all went well.

The project is being wholly by JCB, with a design under the aegis of former Cars doyen Dr Tim Leverton.

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