Unstoppable Ford F-250 Goes Over 182 Miles per Hour! (Video)
Modified F-250 sets two land speed world records with diesel power.
This week’s Truckin Fast Wednesday comes to us from the KJ FilmWorks YouTube channel and it features an incredible record-setting attempt by a 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty. With the help of Hajek Motorsports, the Motor Company headed to the Bonneville Salt Flats to set world records for production-based, diesel-powered vehicles and the folks from KJ Productions was on hand to capture the effort.
Unfortunately, there are no details accompanying this video, but there are a few things that we can tell just from watching this video. In the one engine bay shot, it is clear that the 6..7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine has been heavily modified from production spec, but it maintains enough of the factory components to fit in the production class. The truck has been lowered to prevent it from taking flight at high speeds and to reduce drag, with the drag effort being bolstered by the unique, flat hubcaps.
There has also been some custom work done to the front bumper along with a tonneau cover to improve aerodynamics. In summary, the truck has been lowered, the aerodynamics have been improved and the engine has been beefed up, but it still falls within the production record rules.
Finally, this F-250 has an extensive roll cage, other safety features and a GPS-based gauge cluster that shows us the top speed of 182 miles per hour.
The video above begins by showing the Hajek Motorsports doing the last bit of work before sending the F-250 out onto the racing area of the Bonneville Salt Flats. The actual run itself is filmed from both inside and car and trackside, with the interior cameras capturing the GPS speed of 182 miles per hour.
Of course, when the video ends, driver Brett Hajek gets the speed slip for the F-250, confirming two world records – one for a production diesel vehicle and another for a production vehicle running on a B20 blend.
This record may have been broken since then, but this video shows the incredible effort that resulted in the 2011 Ford F-250 being the world’s fastest production diesel truck.