809.33 km/h is a new world speed recordOctober 14, 2018
Turbinator II was able to overcome the mark of 809.33 km / h a couple of weeks ago – the record was set during the festival of speed in Bonneville (USA). Just think, this wheel-drive car was able to reach a speed of 809 km / h!
In the world of racing – whether it is a professional competition or an amateur race, there is one … statement. No matter how fast your car goes, someone will be faster than you. That is, if you are not in the Vesco team and you are not the driver of the Dive Spangler, who was able to accelerate on a Turbinator II car to a speed of 809.33 km / h, then you cannot consider yourself to be the fastest in the world.
This record was set as part of the Bonneville Speed Festival (USA). This car is the fastest wheel drive vehicle in the world. Racing car with the unusual name Turbinator II looks very unusual.
A long body, with a huge “tail”, just like a plane, but without wings. Well, of course this monster of speed is simply extraordinary. It is reported that the car is equipped with a Lycoming T55-L-712 gas turbine engine, the maximum power of which is 5,000 horsepower. Naturally, the torque goes directly to all four wheels. By the way, these same wheels are shod in special Mickey Thompson tires.
In length, the Turbinator II occupies 11 meters, the wheelbase of the car, although the super-hypercar title is more suitable for it, is 6.4 meters. Its total weight is equal to 2,245 kilograms. For braking, this speed monster uses parachutes, and the traction control system helps ab.
I can accelerate even on slippery salt. Bonneville is a dried-up salt lake in the United States with an area of 260 km².
With such power, the car can overcome the first 1.61 km in just 8 seconds. As a result, Turbinator II was able to cover a distance of 12.55 km in 2 minutes and 19 seconds. Vesco team was able to travel only in one direction, it is reported that the second race did not take place because the rain washed away the “perfect” cover.