With a powertrain consisting of MAHLE Motorsports Monotherm steel pistons, Clevite bearings and MAHLE Original gaskets, nonprofit organization Greenspeed Research (GsR) broke the land-speed record for diesel trucks. The truck reached a speed of 219.411mph at the 69th Annual Southern California Timing Association Speed Week in Utah. The previous diesel speed record stood for ten years at 215.091mph.
Racing among 500 other entrants at the event, the GsR vehicle was a Chevy S10 retrofitted with a high-powered diesel engine including MAHLE’s many proven performance products. The truck was driven by Dave Shenker.
“On behalf of MAHLE Aftermarket Inc, MAHLE Motorsports, and the MAHLE Original gaskets team, we congratulate Greenspeed Research on this monumental achievement,” said Jon Douglas, general manager of MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. “We look forward to assisting with more record-breaking achievements well into the future.”
Founded as a student club at Boise State University, Idaho, GsR made the jump to an independent 501(c)3 organization in 2015 with a mission to create learning opportunities for the STEM disciplines and renewable energy. GsR lives this mission through a variety of projects and a growing facility.
For more information, visit www.greenspeedredearch.org.