Electric-Powered Vehicle Sets New WLSR At Bonneville
A new world land speed record (WLSR) has been set this week for an electric-powered vehicle.
The Bullet Buckeye team from Ohio State University standing aside the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5. Image Credit: Barry Hathaway
A streamliner designed car named the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5 hit an average speed of 307.7mph (495km/h) September 8, 2010 on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
The Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5 as it is ready to take its first run on the salt. Image Credit: Barry Hathaway
The Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5 on its way to a two run average of 307.7mph (495km/h). The two run average is awaiting official certification from the FIA. Image Credit: Barry Hathaway
The Buckeye Bullet 2.5 was built in collaboration with engineering teams from the Center for Automotive Research at Ohio State University, along with support from A123 Systemsand Venturi Automobiles, a French company. A professional driver was behind the wheel when the record was set.
The Buckeye Bullet 2.5 topped out at 320 miles per hour at one point, the Bullet must have been able to reach its maximum speed traveling in both directions within 60 minutes before the world record can be certified by the Federation Interationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
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