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Top 3 Fastest Diesel-Powered Cars

October 1st, 2015 in category Diesel Center Blog

We love our 4x4s here at Diesel Center Australia, we also have a huge passion for speed. While most diesel-powered vehicles are catered for off-roading, commercial transportation and heavy machinery, there is also a whole different side to the diesel automotive industry, and that's diesel-powered sport cars. 

In this post, we'll explore the 3 fastest diesel-powered vehicles to hit the automotive scene.

Trident Iceni

1. Trident Iceni

The Trident Iceni is labelled as the fastest diesel-powered sports car in the world. The Iceni is a British sports car revealed to be able to come in three bodystyles. These three bodystyles include the Iceni Manga Fastback, the Iceni Venturer Estate and an open-top body with removable roof panels.

The Trident Iceni has officially been recorded as been able to travel in excess of 190 miles per hour. Powered by a 6.6 litre diesel turbo V8 engine, the Iceni is capable of producing a monstrous 290kW and 949Nm of torque - able to reach from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds.

Additionally, there are 4 different performance upgrades to choose from, being track, performance, premium and luxury. If you're in search of the ultimate diesel-powered experience, the Iceni won't let you down.

BMW Alpina D3 Biturbo

2. 2014 BMW Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo

Some might know the BMW Alpina D3 as the fastest diesel production car. The D3 is a heavily tuned version of BMW's regular 3.0litre, twin-turbo straight six diesel engine.

The Alpina utilises the default BMW 3 series four-door body and is able to push 257kW with 516Nm of torque at 1500 RPM. With the 0-100km/h time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 172 mph, the D3 certainly is no push over.

Porsche Panamera Diesel Turbo

3. Porsche Panamera Diesel Turbo

The Prsche Panamera weighs in at 1880kg and is considered to be quite a heavy car. Even then the diesel-powered turbo sports car is capable of producing some surprising power figures. 

The Porsche diesel sports car produces 184kW at 550Nm of torque, powered by a 3.0litre V6 turbo diesel engine. Coupled with an eight-speed automative triptronic gearbox, the Panamera picks up from 0-100 in just 6.8 seconds and is enough to impress any diesel speed enthusiast.

If you're looking for more power out of your diesel vehicle, Diesel Center Australia can help. We stock Steinbauer Power Modules to suit most diesel-powered 4x4s. Steinbauer power chips have proven to increase vehice power-output, torque and even improve fuel economy. For more information about our Steinbauer power chips, call us on 1300 322 669 or reach us via email at sales@dieselcenter.com.au.