Venturi Automobiles in partnership with Ohio State University have announced a Venturi VBB-3 with 3000 hp, making it the fastest and most powerful electric car ever built.
Roger Schroer, who is the current holder of the FIA world record, achieved a top speed of 495 km/h (307.58 mph) in 2010 aboard the VENTURI VBB-2.5 is planning to hit 600 km/h (372.82 mph) in 2013. In 2014 the goal is to hit already 700 km/h (434.96 mph) and even more in 2015.
The VBB-3 will make its first public appearance on the Bonneville Salt Flats during the SPEEDWEEK on August 10 – 16. The FIA record attempts will take place on September 12 and 18 at the same location.