Flat-out Fast: Jetta Hybrid sets speed record during Bonneville Salt Flats

Posted on 17. Aug, 2012 by in Volkswagen Canada

When we consider “hybrid,” we substantially don’t consider “land speed record.” It’s a good thing no one ever told us that, given a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid accessible a fastest speed ever achieved by a hybrid car on a famed Bonneville Salt Flats, reaching 185.394 mph (298.363 kph).

Since 1914, a Bonneville Salt Flats have been a place where all that rolls—from prohibited rods to motorcycles to trucks and more—tries to hurl as quick as possible. The Jetta Hybrid raced opposite a flats—or, as they contend in Bonneville, “shot a salts”—near Wendover, Nevada as partial of Southern California Timing Association’s (SCTA) annual Speed Week. Motor Trend Associate Road Test Editor Carlos Lago was behind a circle for a record runs.

The Jetta Hybrid that Lago gathering was specifically mutated to accommodate SCTA regulations. To supplement a kind of horsepower indispensable to strech some-more than 185 mph, a powertrain was mutated by Volkswagen RD in Wolfsburg, Germany. And given a Jetta Hybrid is designed to run on pavement instead of salt, several reserve mods were rubbed by A-Salt Racing and Advanced Product Engineering in Camarillo, California.

The prolongation chronicle of a all-new 2013 Jetta Hybrid will be accessible in a States after this year. It marries a 150-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder TSI® gasoline engine with a seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch involuntary delivery and an electric engine that adds an additional 27 horsepower. Salt not included, though piquancy comes standard.



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