LONDON, Mar 9, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - FPT Industrial, the powertrain brand of CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI), is now part of speed record history. Fabio Buzzi, multiple powerboat racing world-champion and CEO of FB Design, has set the fastest speed on water using a diesel engine developed by FPT Industrial and a hull engineered by FB Design. The record, certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, was broken on Wednesday March 7th on Lake Como, Italy seeing the three-point hull reaching a speed of 277.5 Km/h, some 25.5km/h more than the previous record.
Working together on the new engine, FPT Industrial and FB Design converted FPT Industrial's Cursor 16 liter engine, generally used in agriculture applications, into a marine engine capable of generating more than 1,700 hp.
FPT Industrial's mission has always been to promote innovation in the field of racing in the pursuit of solutions and results that can be subsequently applied to mass production engines.
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com
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Source: CNH Industrial N.V. via Globenewswire
Mar 9, 2018 09:00 HKT/SGT
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