We’ve been watching the Bugatti versus SSC battle closely with their back and forth efforts of one-upmanship fueling our need for speed. The record for the fastest vehicle on Earth is a hefty goal to attain, but soybean farmer, Brent Hajek, is working on a different kind of record. You see, Hajek also has a passion for speed and his company, Hajek Motorsports, has taken on the challenge of breaking the land speed record for diesel and biodiesel trucks. Not only did they take on the challenge, but they succeeded wholeheartedly with two land speed records.

Hajek Motorsports has joined the record breakers of the world by achieving these land speed records with a Ford F-250 SuperDuty. First, the F-250 SuperDuty got up to 171.123mph, hitting the new record for B Production Diesel Trucks. Then the F-250, running on bio-diesel fuel, smashed the existing 130.614 unlimited bio-diesel land speed record by getting up to 182mph.

The 2011 Ford F-250 SuperDuty is powered by a 6.7L Powerstroke V8 turbo diesel engine delivering 400 HP and 800 lb-ft of torque. The truck used for the record was mostly stock, but it did get some changes to the high pressure fuel pump, fuel injectors, and turbochargers for more fuel flow. The compression ratio was also modified.


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  (676) posted on 09.26.2011

I do agree, its much convenient to use a diesel car. If you are looking for ways to save money, though the car engine do help a lot to make the speed possible to do.

  (449) posted on 09.13.2011

Very convenient to use diesel in a cheaper price and make it to a record for the fastest car, but i consider the record on how the car was driven and the performance of the engine.

  (342) posted on 08.22.2011

I think it is not on the line of world’s fastest cars because it is a truck, but I would agree that compare to other trucks, this was stood out. I think the aim of Hajek was already achieved by this car. Good job!

  (399) posted on 08.22.2011

If not mistaken, the Ford F-250 is the best selling truck in the US. Well, using a natural gas for this car is the best choice since the crisis in the fuel is not a joke anymore. I would definitely test the reliability of this car.

  (474) posted on 08.22.2011

Wow, I like the fact that Hajek Motorsports is considering to use a biodiesel. This is definitely one of the best green car that was powered by natural gases. The figure performance of the car is quite similar with a gasoline-powered vehicle.

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