Streamlined Buckeye Bullet supercar, last year, made headlines as it shattered the world speed record for an electric vehiclewith the astonishing 291 miles per hour. The team is back with plans for their next-generation racer, which they expect will be able to hit speeds in excess of 400 mph.
The Buckeye Bullet 3 is being built from the ground up on an entirely new platform that will reduce drag by 5% by an optimized aerodynamic shape. Is powered by two custom-made electric Venturi motors and a set of prismatic A123 batteries.
According to the project’s chief engineer Cary Bork, “What sets the new design apart from the previous Buckeye Bullet vehicles is that at these higher speeds it is possible to produce shock waves under the vehicle. Such shock waves under the vehicle negatively affect the vehicle drag and can produce lift. Lift is undesirable in this application. Minimizing or eliminating these shock waves is critical to ensuring the safety and stability of the vehicle.”