FPT INDUSTRIAL BREAKS THE GUINNESS WORLD SPEED RECORD AS FABIO BUZZI REACHES MORE THAN 277 KM/H WITH A DIESEL ENGINE

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Fabio Buzzi
Italy

At the beginning of March, Lake Como was the scenery of a new world record. The three-point hull driven by Fabio Buzzi reached the incredible speed of 277,5 km/h and beat a record that remained unbroken since 1992, when Buzzi once again achieved the Diesel Powerboat World Speed Record with a speed of 252 km/h .

The record was certified by the Guinness World Records using sophisticated measuring systems which guarantee accuracy to the thousandth of a second. The triumph was everything but taken for granted: considering the speed and shape of the boat, in fact, even the smallest shift of wind could have brought setbacks, also compromising safety. Thus made the weather a great obstacle, that Buzzi overcame with the great support of FPT Industrial engine.


 

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