Venturi s bullet car smashes electric land-speed record


Blink and you ll absence it — the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 has baffled the apple almanac for an electric vehicle, at a air-conditioned boilerplate acceleration of 341.4 mph, according to the French auto company.The Venturi team, which in 2010 set the fastest time for a battery-powered car with the 307 mph accomplished by the antecedent model, the VBB-2.5, surpassed that on the Bonneville alkali flats in Utah on Wednesday.It recorded a top acceleration of 358 mph, propelled by a 3,000-horsepower agent that Venturi says makes it the world s best able electric car.The car, which is added than 11 meters long, is a collective activity of Monaco-based Venturi Automobiles and engineering acceptance from Ohio State University. It s a abatement because we were cat-and-mouse for this aftereffect for three years, Venturi buyer Gildo Pallanca Pastor told the company s website. Heavy rain and bad acclimate altitude on the Alkali Flats prevented our success. It shows that our affiliation amid acceptance and a architect can accompany a lot in this new automotive industry in agreement of analysis and development. To accomplish the new record, the aggregation had to complete two runs of the 11-mile advance aural one hour, with the boilerplate time taken for almanac purposes. Venturi will now anticipate final acceptance of the anniversary from apple motorsport s administering body, the FIA, which was not anon accessible for animadversion back contacted by .Meanwhile, Triumph s bid to set a motorcycle acreage acceleration almanac at Bonneville has been put on authority afterwards adverse acclimate conditions.Read: Two wheels. 1,000 bhp. 400 mph?The aggregation had hoped to breach the arch time of 376.3 mph, captivated back 2010 by California s Rocky Robinson. I apperceive bodies will be aghast at this news, but the assurance of the rider, Guy Martin, and the added aggregation acknowledging the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner has to be our prime consideration, Triumph artist Matt Markstaller told the aggregation website.Visit .com/motorsport for added account and videos The advance altitude on the alkali flats accept affected us to delay for addition window of opportunity. The Streamliner anesthetized 274.2 mph in a balloon run aftermost month, acceptable the fastest motorcycle fabricated by Triumph.

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