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World's Largest Diesel – The Wartsila-Sulzer RTA9-….Nevermind.

Gear and Tech : December 1, 2008

When the Cadillac 472ci came out in 1968, they were a giant in the world of displacement. While still a large motor, it has now been overshadowed. The Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C Turbo 2 stroke diesel engine is the most powerful and most efficient Diesel motor in the world today. These engines were designed primarily for very […]

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Turbodiesels – Not just for your Truck.

Editorial : November 24, 2008

I honestly think the Turbodiesel is the way of the future. Countries with astronomic gas prices have been using them for years…why has it taken so long to catch on in the United States? The UK has diesel powered EVERYTHING and 40% of new cars sold are Diesel Powered. Sure, we have them in our […]

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Diesel Dyno Day

Events | Past Events : October 1, 2008

Saturday, September 20th marked National Speed’s first annual Diesel Dyno Day. In between coughing fits from all the smoke and chomping down on juicy burgers we ended up dynoing over ten massive diesels with John Porterfield taking home the most horsepower trophy (826.84) and Nate Eix claiming most torque (1020). Congratulations guys, but I still […]

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