Venturi has officially unveiled their VBB-3 at the Wendover Airfield in Utah. It will attempt to set an electric vehicle world speed record later this year.
Venturi has officially unveiled their VBB-3 at the Wendover Airfield in Utah.
Introduced with the assistance of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, VBB-3 is a high-performance electric vehicle that was developed with the assistance of Ohio State University. In order to claim the title of the "most powerful fully electric car ever built," engineers installed two electric motors which produce a combined maximum output of 3000 HP (2206 kW) and 2800 Nm (2065 lb-ft) of torque. The motors are powered by a Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery which has 2,000 "pouch type" cells.
While the model was slated to perform a number of high-speed tests at the Bonneville Salt Flats earlier this week, the FIA had to cancel the events due to poor weather conditions. As a result, the company is aiming to set a new electric vehicle world speed record of 600 km/h (372.82 mph) later this year.