News: Jet-Fuelled Toyota Hilux Conquers the Antarctic
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.
Story by Autoblog
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