Venturi VBB-3 Royal unveil by Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, world speed record test cancelled
Venturi VBB-3 was unveiled last week at Wendover Airfield, Utah. The event saw Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco in attendance. A high-performance car, the electric vehicle has been developed by working with Ohio State University.
This was due to flooding of Bonneville salt flats (Utah, USA). Organizers had postponed the tests to 18th to 22nd September. However, water drained too slowly rendering the salt plains wet.
Not being dry enough wasn’t conducive to good safety conditions for drivers and vehicle performance. The event was cancelled yet again. Due to wet circumstances, Venturi VBB-3 has yet to beat its own world speed record (307mph). Venturi VBB-3 is the most power electric vehicle ever built.
Having spent 2 years to design, build and develop the most powerful electric vehicle on earth, the team looks forward to a world speed record when the situation is right. Venturi holds the FIA world speed record for a fuel cell vehicle (487 km/h in 2009), and for a battery powered vehicle (495 km/h in 2010).