A car sponsored by Lucas Oil has recorded the fastest ever speed for an automotive engine-driven vehicle.
“It’s official. We have the fastest additives, lubricants and greases on the planet,” says Les Downey, Managing Director of Lucas Oil Products (UK).
In a Land Speed Shootout over the Bonneville Salt Flats in
the USA, the ‘Speed Demon’ car clocked:
· an entry speed of 452.944mph
· a kilometre speed of 458.189kmph
· a mile speed of 457.964mph
· an exit speed of 462.345mph
The 457 mph recorded by the three-man team of George Poteet, Ron Main and Ken Duttweiler is less than 2mph short of the any wheel-driven record set by the turbine-powered ‘Turbinator’ in 2001.
Speed Demon is powered by a Hellfire 347-cubic inch, small block engine. It uses two 82mm alcohol-burning precision turbochargers and a selection of additives lubricants and greases from the Lucas Oil range.
“There is no better test-bed for our products, no better demonstration of their effectiveness and no stronger recommendation than from the fastest motor racing team in the world,” adds Les Downey.
For more information: www.lucasoil.co.uk