Venturi VBB-3 announced, will attempt to set EV speed record

Venturi and Ohio State University have teamed up to create the VBB-3 which will attempt to set a new world speed record for electric vehicles.

Set to be unveiled at the Bonneville Salt Flats during Speed Week, the VBB-3 is described as most powerful electric vehicle ever built as it features 3,000 HP (2,206 kW). Little else is known about the model but Roger Schroer will use it to attempt to beat his previous record of 495 km/h (307.58 mph) which was set in 2010 behind the wheel of the Venturi VBB-2.5.

If everything goes according to plan, the car will hit a top speed of 600 km/h (372.82 mph). The company will continue to refine the model and hopes it will eventually be able to hit 700 km/h (434.96 mph) or faster.

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