The Bandag Bullet is officially the world's fastest
diesel powered vehicle over the quarter mile.
Frank Gaffiero pilots the Bandag Bullet, and as crowds all over
Australia have seen, he swings the truck around with finesse and
has no qualms about doing huge donuts up and down an entire dragstrip.
This insane truck is powered by a Detroit Diesel V16-92 with
4 turbochargers, 2 superchargers and nitrous!
The Bullet will accelarate from 0-200km/h in just 12 seconds, and
has a top speed of over 320km/h!
The Bandag Bullet is a real crowd pleaser. With all that torque
pushing through massive truck retreads, the combination of flames
from the four turbos' dump pipes and insane amounts of smoke pouring
from the four rear tyres is a sight to behold.
Two V8 92-Series Detroit Diesel engines fitted with two blowers,
four turbo chargers and injected with nitrous oxide.
Capacity: 24 litres (1500 cubic inches)
The original 75mm injectors have been increased to 260mm.
Pistons, conrods, crankshaft and camshaft have been balanced.
Cylinder heads and air boxes have been ported and polished.
Power : 2200hp @ 3000rpm - 2800hp nitrous oxide boost
Torque: 5600 ft/lb
|Transmission||Aliison Auto-manual shift - CR 6000
||Eaton 2300-series with Detroit no spin locker
||Ladder bar with Watts link assembly
||Frank and Charlie Gaffiero
||Standard Bandag Retreads
You can see more about this truck at www.bandagbullet.com, where there's some more pictures, some sounds and more information about the Bandag Bullet and its crew.