Ford F-250 Super Duty Breaks Two Speed Records
The F-250 Super Duty managed to break the record for a B Production Diesel Truck, achieving a top speed of 171.123 mph (275.40 km/h).
At this point, ecologists are probably gathering to prepare for a human chain around the Salt Flats. Wait good people, don’t do it! The truck has also broken the record for a B20 (20 percent BIO diesel) vehicle. The old record, which stood at 130.614 mph (210.20 km/h), was beaten by a hefty margin, as the F-250 Super Duty managed to hit 182 mph (292.90 km/h).
Well, the truck isn’t exactly stock, but the team that tweaked it for the feat, Hajek Motorsports, claims that it didn’t need too many modifications.
The vehicle is powered by a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel, which has received modifications to the high-pressure fuel pump, fuel injectors and turbochargers for more fuel flow, as well as having its compression ration modified. The unit delivers 400hp and a maximum torque of 800 lb-ft (1,083 Nm).
As you can see in the adjacent images, the trucks has also received certain aerodynamic tweaks, such as special wheels and an exterior rear view mirror removal.
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