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Ohio State and Venturi’s VBB-3 Smashes Electric Land Speed Record: 341 mph https://t.co/j0mFYEWAEz

Ohio State and Venturi’s VBB-3 Smashes Electric Land Speed Record: 341 mph https://t.co/j0mFYEWAEz

Ohio State University, in cooperation with Monaco-based luxury carmaker Venturi, again established a new electric world land speed record in the VBB-3 prototype race car. The sleek black and red rocket of a land speed racer with a drag coefficient of only .13, completed two runs on the 11-mile Bonneville Salt Flats course in Utah within a required hour, and posted an average speed of 341 miles per hour. That speed beat the previous record of 307 mph set by the VBB-2.5 set in 2010. The car also reached a top speed of 358 mph, breaking another record. VBB-3 — its nickname for Venturi Buckeye Bullet — is the third land speed car to come from the university’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Columbus, Ohio. “It shows that our partnership between students and a manufacturer can bring a lot in this new automotive industry in terms of research and development,” said Ventur...

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