Under the patronage of the Prince Albert II Foundation *


The Venturi VBB program is an on-going program which started 5 years ago. Two international land speed records in an electric vehicle have been set :

  • Venturi VBB-2.0 (2009) : 303 mph (487 km/h)
  • Venturi VBB-2.5 (2010) : 307 mph (495 km/h)
  • Venturi VBB-3 (2016) : 341 mph (549 km/h)

This program is carried out in partnership with OSU (Ohio State University) and enables Venturi to challenge speed records and set new benchmarks in the field of high-performance electric vehicles.

The “Venturi Buckeye Bullet Racing” will be back this summer on the Bonneville Salt Flats. It will try to beat its own world land speed record with a new streamliner.



Land of records since 1914, Bonneville hosts the Speedweek each summer in August, a legendary meeting for fanatical speed freaks, in extreme conditions: wind, sun, aridity, floor temperature up to 50°C (122°F). The first tries of the Venturi VBB-3 will take place during this event, organized by the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA).


  • World record attempt (FIA): 14 – 18 September, 2013 – FIA attemps delayed because of flooding.
  • World Record attempt (FIA) : 18 – 22 august 2014 – FIA’s track modified because of flooding. A record was made : 342.170kph over a flying mile. This new record is in the FIA’s Category A Group VIII Class 8 for electric vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.




Because the VBB-3 is a fantastic test bed for electric powertrains subjected to extreme conditions and environments, this new records program represents a truly strategic R&D initiative for Venturi.

The Venturi VBB program is the first opus in the Venturi Global Challenges, a series of technological and human challenges inspired by great automobile sagas.

The Venturi VBBs belong to a long tradition of record-breaking electric vehicles. Also known as the Venturi ”Jamais Contente”, it pays homage to Camille Jenatzy’s electric car, the first to have broken the legendary 100 km/h barrier.

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