News: Jet-Fuelled Toyota Hilux Conquers the Antarctic

Toyota has just wrapped up the longest expedition in polar exploration history, covering over 70,000 km in four months thus setting a new world record for the longest Antarctic journey ever.

The three Hilux pickup trucks were specially prepared by Iceland-based Arctic Trucks who reconfigured the 3.0 litre D-4D diesel engine to run on Jet A-1 Fuel (What we call AV Gas… I think) because in the low temperatures of the Antarctic, standard diesel would simply turn to jelly.

Other mods included creating at least two 6×6 versions, large tires running just 2-3 psi of air pressure, resulting in a contact patch around 17 times larger than a standard tire among others.

Toyota reports the trucks ran incredibly well throughout the expedition and required no major repairs.

It’s true, you just can’t kill a Hilux….

Story by Autoblog

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3 thoughts on “News: Jet-Fuelled Toyota Hilux Conquers the Antarctic

  1. Pingback: Footage Fridays: Jet-fuelled Toyota Hilux conquers the Antarctic « Nafterli's Car World

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