28 Aug '15, 7am

Venturi VBB-3 Set New Electric Vehicle Speed Record

Monaco-based automaker Venturi Automobiles along with its partner, the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research, set out a new one mile electric vehicle speed record with its Venturi VBB-3 at the Bonneville Salt Flat. Despite very difficult track conditions, the 3000hp Venturi VBB-3 electric car established a new FIA land speed record at a one-mile average speed of 240.320 mph (386.757 km/h). The Venturi team was targeting their previous electric FIA World Land Speed Record set in 2010 with the Ohio State University Center For Automotive Research with the Venturi VBB-2.5 (a previous 700hp electric vehicle) at 307mph (495km/h), but the team still came away with a new category record. The team is awaiting FIA homologation to establish the new record in its category. The Bonneville Salt Flats saw a very wet July causing the organizers of SpeedWeek to cancel their ...

Full article: http://electriccarsreport.com/2015/08/venturi-vbb-3-set-n...

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