Jay Leno Checks Out Blastone’s Two-Stroke Diesel Peterbilt Truck [Video]
His starting point for this project was a 12v71 Detriot Diesel, a mighty oil-burning V12 engine that has 71 cubic inch pistons and massive twin 671 superchargers. If you add all that up, you get a 14-liter diesel engine that make about 400 horsepower and 1000 lb-ft of torque. The amazing thing is, it makes no smoke whatsoever.
Everything has been created by hand, and some of the details are amazing, like the gas tank and the transmission, which is shinier than a brand new penny. Overall, it’s not as interesting as Jay’s tank engined monster, but with 3,000 hours having gone into its construction, nobody can say it’s not as unique.
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