The Royal Automobile Club of London recently awarded its prestigious Dewar Trophy to JCB Ltd. (J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd.) for the development of the DieselMax vehicle that established the new international diesel land-speed record of 350 mph (563 km/h) last August at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. JCB’s 4.4L 4-cyl. turbodiesel – a standard powerplant in many of the company’s wide range of earthmoving machines – was heavily tweaked by Ricardo plc. of Shoreham U.K. to boost the ...

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