Monday, March 31, 2008

It's Official, the BB2 holds an FIA Record!

It took a few months, but we've just received the official certificates in the mail (seen above) that indicate that the Buckeye Bullet 2 holds an FIA land speed record. Officially, the record is for a vehicle in Category A, Group XIV, Class 3 for a "Hydrogen/Electric" vehicle. The records are:
  • One Mile: 132.129 MPH (212.641 Km/H)
  • One Kilometer: 213.042 Km/H (132.378 MPH)
While this record may not have been as high as our goal, it is a step closer towards achieving a high speed fuel cell vehicle, and trying to best the record set by the Buckeye Bullet 1.

Now, some of you may be wondering why this record is lower than the BB2 exit speed of 224.301 MPH that was seen just a week earlier. Suffice it to say that we ran into problems with the gas delivery system, and made great steps towards fixing it, but ultimately ran the vehicle for the record at highly reduced power levels. You can find out even more about the week here.

You can check out the full listing of FIA speed records via the PDF here: FIA Records (See Page 19)
And, you can find out more about FIA speed records here.

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