Record and National Record Holders!
Buckeye Bullet 2: The Buckeye
Bullet 2 is a streamlined hydrogen fuel cell land speed vehicle
designed to break the speed record for electric vehicles at the
Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2 set a record of 299.91 miles per hour
and then broke that record with 302.87 miles per hour a week
Buckeye Bullet 2 set a record at 132.129 miles per hour!
Buckeye Bullet has shattered its' previous National Land Speed
Record for an electric vehicle at 314.958 mph! The Bullet
also broke the World Record with an impressive 271.737 mph, the
previous record was 245 mph! Just when we thought we had
done it all - the Bullet reached a peak speed of 321.8 mph -
making it the fastest electric vehicle in history! This
all took place at the Bonneville Salt Flat's World Finals.
The peak speed has even been submitted to the Guinness Book of
World Records. It's been very exciting and gratifying for
Shoemaker Industrial Solutions to be part of such a great
project and a World Record! For more information visit the
2003: It's official! The Buckeye Bullet
now holds the National Land Speed Record for an electric vehicle
at 256.894 mph! The Bullet is unofficially, the world's
fastest electric car! Follow this link for the complete
story of the World Finals at the Bonneville Salt Flats,
October 15 - 18, 2003.
These are some archived feature
articles that have covered the Buckeye Bullet's journey at the
Bonneville Salt Flats:
Industrial Solutions' Press Release
Cleveland Plain Dealer
The team went
back to Bonneville in August 2003 but were disappointed with the
results of Speed Week and an early close to the meet!
Follow this link for the complete
2002: The Buckeye Bullet
made its' debut at the Bonneville Salt Flats in October 2002, where
it reached a peak speed of 260 mph! Follow this link for
Bullet is an impressive 31 feet long. The main body of the vehicle
is about 24 inches high and the driver's compartment is about 36" high. The vehicle
900 Volts and 500 + Horsepower! The motor was designed and
built by Shoemaker Industrial Solutions.