Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Scott's old Toyota Hilux clocks at least 278 km/h

Inside, there's not much original Toyota Hilux about the car Scott Birdsall has cobbled together. But it is fast.

Scott Birdsall has a crazy goal.

On the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats in northern Utah, he will push an old Toyota Hilux to 240 miles per hour. Yes, that corresponds to 386 km/h.

Right now it is 'only' 278 km/h on top. Or at least that's what the speedometer showed on a test in California prior to the actual distance on the famous salt track.

The aim is to slowly raise the turbo pressure so that the old Hilux becomes the fastest of its kind in the whole world.

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At the moment, the Japanese-developed inline-six (the 2JZ engine was a collaboration between Toyota and Yamaha, ed.) already produces a staggering 1,300 horsepower.

All horsepower goes through a six-speed sequential gearbox and directly to the rear wheels. So it's about having a good amount of fearlessness behind the wheel.

However, Scott Birdsall is far from being the first to chase world records on four wheels. So do the car brands.

For example, Suzuki found space for more than 20 people in a Grand Vitara. But of course it should preferably go quickly.

For example, Rimac, which today owns Bugatti, has succeeded in smashing as many as 23 records at once. It happened last year.

The Nevera electric car, which has almost 2,000 horsepower, is, for example, the fastest series-produced passenger car in reverse gear ever.

When it goes forward, the car is at least as crazy. Hypercar goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.81 seconds. A little faster than the 1.85 seconds Rimac himself calculated. It was all over when the car had traveled 30 metres.

But now it was really supposed to be about Scott and the Toyota. So further down in the article we have a very small Youtube clip. Just as proof of how crazy a car with a combustion engine can still be.

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