Cummins-Powered ’68 Chevy Corvette Is a Drag-Racing Diesel Soot Factory

It’s also pretty darn fast for an oil burner

Dieselgate has nothing on this Chevy Corvette that drinks from the black pump to appease the thirst of its 5.9-liter inline-six Cummins 6BT, wait for it…diesel engine.

It is two cylinders short, the remaining six are in the wrong position, and they only drink diesel. Enough to make Prius and Tesla owners puke, but also sufficient to blast the quarter mile in 11.88 at 129 mph.

Now, you don't have to be a V8 lover to figure out that a turbodiesel Corvette C3 could feature in the automotive remake of X-Men.

However, the dragster does manage to put on a show, and the crowd seems to dig its black exhaust tail. Captain Planet must be shitting his spandex pants right now.