Venturi VBB-3: 386.757kph a new record in Bonneville

25/08/2015

Since the last record set in 2010, Venturi tries each year to smash its record, but is victim of bad weather and so, it is only this year that Venturi was finally able to tackle the Bonneville Salt Flats during the Speedweek - but despite the impressive figure, Venturi does not reach its previous record – and only sets one in its category (vehicle over 3.5tons)...

 

 

While in 2010 Venturi raced with the VBB-2.5 (Venturi Buckeye Bullet) that featured 700hp, the brand has been working since - still with the Ohio State University – on the VBB-3, a 3000hp monster!!
Again due to very unfavorable conditions and a very damaged/dangerous track the brand has not been able to exploit the full potential of the machine, as a reminder the VBB-2.5 had reached the absolute world record with 495kph !!


In Bonneville the ideal condition is to have a hard and dry soil but because of rainfall in series, the driver Roger Schroer had to do its best "In eleven years here I have never driven on such a difficult track. The car was sliding on the surface from one side to the other due to soft spots and bumps."

 


 
Anyway we imagine that it will not discourage Gildo Pastor and meanwhile, Venturi will be able to test their improvements and knowledge in the new season of Formula E 2015-2016 where teams can now provide their own powertrain!

Par Technologic Vehicles
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