Watch This Duramax Willy’s “Batmobile” Run a 7 Second Quarter Mile
This is definitely not your everyday drag car for a whole list of reasons. First off it’s powered by a Duramax diesel engine which is not the most common of drag racing engines. It started life as a 1941 Willy’s Coupe and since then it’s been fitted with any and everything that would help it achieve one common goal, to be as fast as possible down the drag strip.
Diesel engines aren’t normally associate with a high performance. Instead, most people associate them with massive trucks or for towing purposes. That’s because diesels are torque monsters and will tow just about anything you put behind them. However if used correctly, that torque can be used to produce neck snapping acceleration. As a matter of fact, with the proper tune, a diesel motor can run with the best gas powered engines in the game. The 6.6L Duramax in this Willy’s they call the “Batmobile,” puts out a staggering 1400hp and 2,000lb-ft or torque and when they can get it to hook up, it will run high 7’s on the quarter mile all day long. And it sounds pretty badass when doing so.