2010 Paris Auto Show: Venturi Buckeye Bullet [Live Photos]
Mission 01 is a 4-year program lasting from 2009 to 2012, carried out in partnership with OSU (Ohio State University) and enabling Venturi to challenge speed records and set new benchmarks in the field of high-performance electric vehicles.
The first leg in this program took place in September 2009 on the Salt Flats of Bonneville (Utah). With an electric driving chain powered by a fuel cell, the Venturi "Jamais Contente" attained the record speed of 487 km/h (World Speed Record ratified by the FIA).
Representing further development of the record-breaking vehicle of 2009, the Venturi "Jamais Contente" arrived in Bonneville in August 2010, fitted with batteries instead of fuel cells.
Once again, Venturi smashed a world speed record for an electric vehicle by attaining an average 495 km/h over 1 km in both directions (FIA Record - subject to ratification), officially registering a top speed of 515 km/h.
The electric Venturi follows the tracks of another record-breaking electric vehicle, Camille Jenatsy's "Jamais Contente" which, in 1899, was the first vehicle in the world to cross the symbolic threshold of 100 km/h, in all means of propulsion combined (petrol or steam).
In Paris, the vehicle is joined by Venturi America, a high voltage buggy that is seen both as an electric sports car as well as an all-terrain leisure vehicle.
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