The electric Buckeye Bullet from Ohio State breaks the world speed record...again

Back in 2009, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet broke the world speed record with a speed of 300 mph. Being the overachievers that they are, the students from Ohio State went back to the lab and came out with a speedier Bullet to attack Bonnevile Salt Flats, Utah for this year’s races. However, this time, OSU and Venturi have collaborated on this vehicle as a starting point for an all new car in 2011.

And, believe it or not, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet (AKA Venturi Jamais Contente) was caught clocking in an average of over 307mph over 0.62 miles in both directions. The Bullet officially recorded a top speed of 310mph. The Venturi Jamais Contente is powered by an 800 HP electric motor and lithium Ion batteries. Target is to hit a top speed of 320 mph.

Venturi’s President, Gildo Pallanca Pastor, says that this project is an important milestone in the history of automobiles : "From the Camille Jenatzi "Jamais Contente" to the "Venturi Jamais Contente", it has taken 111 years to go from 100 to 500 km/hr in an electric vehicle. It is thus with enormous satisfaction that Venturi has been able to demonstrate its technological progress in the field of electric propulsion by setting this historic record".

The Venturi will be back in Bonneville in 2011 and 2012 in an attempt to hit a top speed of 350 mph.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Fitted with an 800 HP electric motor and lithium Ion batteries, the VENTURI JAMAIS CONTENTE has set a new world record at an average of over 495 km/hr over 1 km in both directions*, officially recording a top speed of 515 km/hr.

Chalked up by American driver Roger Schroer, this record achieved in partnership with Ohio State University is part of the "VENTURI GLOBAL CHAL HAL LENGES". It joins the record set by Venturi in 2009 : the world speed record for a hydrogen-powered vehicle (FIA World Record, 487 km/hr, Sept. 2009).

THE FASTEST ELECTRIC VEHICLE IN THE WORLD

Venturi’s President, Gildo Pallanca Pastor, says that this project is an important milestone in the history of automobiles : "From the Camille Jenatzi "Jamais Contente" to the "Venturi Jamais Contente", it has taken 111 years to go from 100 to 500 km/hr in an electric vehicle. It is thus with enormous satisfaction that Venturi has been able to demonstrate its technological progress in the field of electric propulsion by setting this historic record".

JAMAIS CONTENTE ? (NEVER SATISFIED?)

The adventure is, in fact, not over : Venturi will be back in Bonneville in 2011 and 2012.

The Venturi Jamais Contente, called in the United-States Venturi Buckeye Bullet, and its inspiration dating back to 1899 will be presented for the very first time at the next Paris Motor Show alongside other record-breaking vehicles participating in the Venturi Global Challenges and the manufacturer’s latest offerings in the field of electric sports cars.


3 comments:

Any reasonable person looking at the re skinned Super Doodie will tell you that there was not an engineer anywhere near that truck

I’m talking about the fact that they have to average out the reached speed going in both directions. It makes no sense.

Wow! It broke another record. I wish it hit the 320mph mark.

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