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The Venturi VBB-3 established two new FIA world speed records for an electric vehicle  – 341.4 miles per hour (549.43 km/h). The car also set a top speed record : 358 mph (576 km/h).

The performance took place on the Bonneville salt flats (Utah, USA) under the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) regulation. Timing has been done on 1 mile ran in both directions at one hour intervals. With Roger Schroer (from the Transportation Research Center TRC, Ohio) behind the wheel, this is the 5th time in their history that Venturi reached with the Center For Automotive Research (The Ohio State University) this level of performance. In 2009 the Monaco powertrain manufacturer clinched the FIA world speed record for a fuel cell car (303 mph/487km/h). In 2010 the Venturi VBB-2.5 realized the FIA world speed record for an electric vehicle (307mph/495km/h), and in 2014 and 2015 two new category records.
I each time enjoyed driving the car and achieving this performance. But at those speeds you have to focus on your task not on your emotions. I know we can go further. This week the track was good. No main vehicle instability. Much better than the last days during tuning and testing. We always have to be patient and wait for the track to be ready,” said Roger Schroer

Repeatedly postponed by weather

2016 result has been long to come. Built in the first half of 2013, this 3rd generation of Venturi VBB could have run in September 2013. Severe weather that hit Utah 3 years in a row led to the cancellation of record attempts.”It’s a relief because we were waiting for this result for 3 years. Heavy rain and bad weather conditions on the Salt Flats prevented our success. VBB-3 is the most powerful electric car in the world (3000 hp). We had to demonstrate that it was also the fastest. It’s done by breaking our own record achieved with the VBB-2.5 in 2010. It shows also that our partnership between students and a manufacturer can bring a lot in this new automotive industry in terms of research and development,”said Gildo Pallanca Pastor, Venturi’s owner.

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