Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 sets a new 341.4 mph electric car record!
Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 is Venturi and Ohio State University’s electric car that know how to make them properly proud.
The French firm, Venturi, is widely known for its odd and expensive electric cars like the Fetish sports car and the America SUV. However, they didn’t stop just there. They made sure that the world knows them by pushing zero-emission power-train technology to the limits.
For example, Venturi reached a record speed of 303 mph, in 2010, for a fuel cell car. The following year, the company’s electric car made a 307.7 mph run. The car was made in partnership with Ohio State University and with that run it reached a new speed record.
Now, they Venturi and Ohio State University have managed to smash that previous record for an electric car. The Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 reached 341.4 mph on Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats. The Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3, also knows as VBB-3 made the epic move during back-to-back runs.
Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 sets a new 341.4 mph electric car record
Once again, the man who hopped behind the wheel was Roger Schroer, the Ohio-based test driver. Roger was also behind the wheel of the VBB-2.5 ; the one that clinched the record in 2010. He says that the enjoy driving the car and achieving. Roger also adds that they could even go further than this. Well, let’s hope they do.
The Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 is a machine that consists of aluminum tub wrapped in a body, carbon fiber and more carbon fiber. The Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 is the world’s most powerful electric car – the reason is simple. This Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 has a pair of electric motors that generate 3,000-horsepower output. In addition, it is an AWD.
Massive lithium iron phosphate batteries are powering the electric motors and they (alone) weight 1.6 tons. Thus, with everything combined, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 is is approximately 3.5 tons. This is the electric car of the century!