Duramax attempts to break 2000 horsepower on dyno

Duramax makes attempt to break 2000 horsepower on the dyno

This Duramax makes an attempt to break 2000 horsepower on the dyno, but according to the YouTube poster, it falls short and only does 1799.1 hp, which really isn’t bad at all.

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Duramax-powered Chevelle packs 850 horses

Duramax-powered Chevelle packs 850 horses

This diesel-powered Chevlle puts out 850 horses and 1,4000 lb.-ft. of torque with a Duramax that it packs under the hood. According to Auto Evolution, it ran in the 9s at more than 140 miles per hour.

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Video captures moose attacking truck

Video captures moose attacking truck

A couple of guys trying to get around a moose get quite the surprise when the mother feels threatened by their vehicle. (Perhaps its the engine …?)

To protect her calves, the cow (the term for a female moose), charges the truck a few times before finally letting it pass, but not without chasing it.

The video is slow to start at first. Scroll ahead to 1:13, and watch her again around 1:50.

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Cummins-powered Ford tows rail car

According to the YouTube description, a 12v Cummins packed in a 2001 Ford Super Duty tows a rail car that was in the way of a rail spur at a job site.

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Diesel truck finishes in the 7s

Diesel truck finishes in the 7s

Pro street diesel truck packs a Duramax engine equipped to finish the quarter mile in the 7s at the drag strip.

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Nissan to Equip Next-Generation Titan with New Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine

Nissan to Equip Next-Generation Titan with New Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine

From Nissan:

IRVINE, Calif. – At the kickoff of Nissan 360, an industry showcase of Nissan’s global product and technology portfolio, the company announced it will offer a newly-developed Cummins V8 turbo diesel in its next-generation full-size pickup.

Now in the latter stages of development and testing, the available Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine has been optimized for the next generation Titan as a result of the partnership between Cummins and Nissan. Cummins also is developing a version of the engine for its commercial vehicle customers.

“We have done our homework on the next-generation Titan. Truck owners told us there’s a demand for the performance and torque of a diesel in a capable truck that doesn’t require the jump up to a heavy-duty commercial pickup,” said Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Service & Parts, Nissan North America. “There is no question that the new Titan will turn heads, and with the available Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, we expect to win new fans and attract buyers looking for this unique configuration.”

Nissan has previously announced the next-generation Titan will add powertrain options and cab-and-box configurations to broaden the appeal of the new truck when it comes to market.

“We are very excited to partner with Nissan on the introduction of the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel to the North American pickup truck market,” said Dave Crompton, vice president, Cummins Engine Business. “This new engine will offer the right balance of power, performance and fuel economy while delivering the dependability that customers expect of a Cummins engine. This will be a great package.”

With a torque rating in the mid-500s (lb-ft) and more than 300 horsepower, the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel will provide light truck customers the combination of towing capacity and mileage that is expected in the highly-competitive North American truck marketplace.

The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel will be built in America’s manufacturing heartland at the Columbus Engine Plant, in Columbus, Ind., Cummins headquarters. This plant has the latest technological innovations to continue the 90-plus year tradition of building the highest quality Cummins engines.

The Titan program is being led by teams in Nissan Americas’ headquarters in Franklin, Tenn., while engineering and testing is performed by Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Mich. and Stanfield, Ariz. as well as Nissan’s global engineering center. Design is being led by Nissan Design America in La Jolla, Calif.

Like the current model, the next-generation Titan will be built at Nissan’s Canton, Miss. vehicle assembly plant and its gasoline engines cast, forged and assembled at Nissan’s Decherd, Tenn. powertrain plant.

For competitive reasons, Nissan is not announcing launch dates at this stage in the truck’s development, however engineering prototype trucks powered by the Cummins engine are currently undergoing extensive on-public-highway performance and durability testing.

Further information on the upcoming Titan truck and Cummins engine will be released at a later date.

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UK’s Liberal Democrats push for legislation to ban on diesel, petrol vehicles

UK's Liberal Democrats push for legislation to ban on diesel, petrol vehicles

Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom are trying to push legislation that would ban millions of petrol and diesel car to be “forbidden.”

According to The Telegraph, the UK wants to see ultra-efficient hybrid cars and ultra-low carbon vehicles on UK roads by 2040.

However, the story reports that petrol and diesel vehicles would still be allowed for freight purposes.

The legislation will be voted on at the upcoming Lib Dem conference in Glasgow.

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Cummins vs. Duramax

Cummins vs. Duramax

A Dodge Cummins diesel-powered truck goes against a Chevy Duramax engine at the drag strip.

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Dodge Ram 2500 smokes some tires doing donuts

Dodge Ram 2500 smokes some tires doing donuts

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy these donuts from a Dodge Ram 2500 that packs a Cummins 5.9-liter turbo diesel engine.

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