Monaco-based automaker Venturi Automobiles and Ohio State University hosted the world premiere of the Venturi VBB-3, the world’s most powerful electric car, at the Wendover airfield in Utah.
Earlier this year, Venturi announced its intention to brake the FIA world land speed record for electric vehicles at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah – also known as the world speed capital.
After 2 years of development, this land speed electric vehicle record was supposed to run over the past few days, but due to poor weather conditions the FIA had to cancel these attempts.
With up to 3,000HP (2200kW) and 2800Nm generated by its twin electric motors, the Venturi VBB-3 is the most powerful electric car in the world.
Energy is generated by 2000 lithium iron phosphate battery cells, with power channeled to all four wheels. The Venturi VBB-3 weighs 3.2 tons, while its drag co-efficient is a super-slippery 0.13.
With the VBB-3, Venturi plans to go up to 600 km/h (372.82 mph) and, in 2014, it plans to hit 700 km/h (434.96 mph).
Venturi’s first record was established in 2010 when the VBB-2.5 went up to a top speed of 495 km/h (307.58 mph).