Pride is quite the driving force in any endeavor, and the car making industry has its share of it.
Take Bugatti for example. Once they set a world record, after a huge investment and a technological breakthrough, they did all they could to hold on to that. And it was a tough battle, with many contenders clawing for that fame.
The same kind of pride is also the driving power behind projects like the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 (VBB-3). Designed and built by the students of Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research in collaboration with Venturi, the VBB-3 electric car has a clear set goal. Claiming the title of the fastest electric vehicle in the world.
Power comes thanks to a couple of Venturi custom built electric motors juiced by prismatic A123 batteries. The amount of horses produced this way is a staggering 3000. The projected speed for their run is somewhere above 692 km/h. Should the schedule hold, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 will manage to reach its goal next year.