Venturi VBB-3 Aims for Electric Vehicle Land Record of 435 MPH in 2014
With 3,000 horsepower on tap, the 3rd generationVenturi VBB-3, will shoot for the record books by eclipsing the FIA world land speed record for electric vehicles of 307.58 mph set by the Venturi VBB-2.5 in 2010.
The goal for VBB-3 is to accomplish a 307.58 mph run in 2013 and to follow that up by smashing the record again with a 434.96 mph sometime in 2014.
Then, in 2015, the 500-mph mark might fall victim to either the VBB-3 or maybe even a VBB-4 that’s not even at the experimental stage right now.
The VBB-3 will be officially unveiled to the public ahead of its record-setting attempt. The unveiling will occur at the Bonneville Salt Flats, where it will partake in SPEEDWEEK from August 10 through August 16, 2013.
The FIA record-setting attempts will take place on September 12 and 18, 2013.
VBB-3 is a technical marvel. It’s the work of Venturi and Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research and is the so-called “test bed” for electric vehicle technology.
As a “test bed” Venturi and OSU are reluctant to release specifics on the VBB-3 prior to setting a record, lest someone else out there attempt to beat them into the books.
Look for more details on the VBB-3 to appear after it enters the record books, which should be a done deal this fall.