World's Most Powerful Electric Vehicle Must Wait Until 2014 to Break Its Own Record
The presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife, Princess Charlene, wasn't enough to dissuade Mother Nature from turning the great salt flats around Wendover, Utah into a lake that made speed record attempts impossible, unless you were a powerboat.
The sovereign head of the Principality of Monaco was on hand for the official unveiling of the re-powered Venturi VBB-3, the all-electric streamliner that set the current FIA-sanctioned land speed record at 495 km/h (307 mph) in 2010. This third generation vehicle, powered by a 2,200kW (2,950 hp) electric drive system and 3,000V battery pack, was built as a continuation of collaboration between Monaco-based Venturi Automobiles and Ohio State University with the objective of going faster than 600 km/h (372 mph).
Venturi, along with Drayson Racing, will have to wait until 2014 to get another chance to set new records.
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