Venturi has officially unveiled their VBB-3 at the Wendover Airfield in Utah, with the model set to attempt a new electric vehicle world speed record.
HHSSHH, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene, who unveiled the high-performance electric vehicle that was developed with the assistance of Ohio State University, hosted the world premiere.
After two years of development, the land speed record vehicle was supposed to run on the salt flats of Bonneville over the past few days, but due to poor weather conditions the FIA had to cancel these attempts.
The company, headed by Gildo Pallanca Pastor, president, is a leader in the field of high performance electric vehicles and holds since 2010, the FIA world land speed record for an electric vehicle at 495 km/h.
Gildo Pallanca Pastor: “I am proud of sharing with the Prince Sovereign and the Princess the launch of this new sportive, technological and environmental challenge. It is tr uly thrilling to work on such a project to help tomorrow’s mobility to progress.”
Trying to claim the title 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. The new record barrier they will try to break later this year is 600 km/h (372.82 mph).