OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY - BUCKEYE BULLET 2003-4

 

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Earlier in 2004, Buckeye Bullet reached a best one way of end of mile at 308 mph.  Another record escaped them at that time when a drive shaft let them down.  Subsequently, on October 14th at the end of mile 5, this was raised to 314.958 mph.  The 314 mph qualifies as a new US record in one direction.  See the table of new records below.

 

In addition to the new US record, Buckeye Bullet attained a new international record in the E-III category of 271.737 mph over the flying kilometer.  This was the best of two runs by Roger Schroer of TRC, Inc.  The forward run resulted in a speed of 267 mph at the end of the measured km, the return run was close to 276 mph.  The average speed over the kilometer in both directions gave the new record speed of 271.737 mph.  These runs eclipse the 245 mph record previously held by White Lighting

 

All those at Speedace.info offer their congratulations to the team for once again advancing the cause of clean, sustainable, electric transportation.

 


     

 

Buckeye Bullet  - Electric World Record Holder 2003

 

The OSU Buckeye Bullet raised the record for the fastest EV in the US to 257 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats in October 2003, besting the old record of 251 mph held by White Lightning. The 31 feet long streamliner is powered by a 400 - 500 hp electric motor and 12,000 nickel-metal hydride batteries!  The car is the product of a collaboration between students of the Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research-Intelligent Transportation, its faculty and private industry.

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Buckeye Bullet  - Ohio State University Team 2003

 

 

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS:

 

Motor

Saminco 400+ HP

Controller

AC Induction - 900 volts

Batteries

Nickel Metal Hydride

Chassis

4310 Chromoly

Body

Carbon Fiber composite

Weight

3500 lbs

Suspension

4 wheel independent

Parachutes

2

Navigation

GPS

Length

31 feet

Height

24 inches

Width

30 inches

Safety

Driver cell

Class

E-III

 

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Electric Land Speed Records (MPH) 2004

Category

Buckeye Bullet

Previous Record

U.S.

314.958

257.894

World

271.737

245

Fastest Electric Vehicle

321.8

320.2

1st Car over 300 MPH

308

272

Driver

1st Electric over 300 MPH

4th & 5th Electric Members of Bonneville 200 MPH Club

1st Electric Member of Bonneville 300 MPH Club

Only 60th Member of Bonneville 300 MPH Club

Team 2004

Only Student Electric Car Land Speed Racing Team (Ultimate Special Construction Class) in World.  From a napkin sketch to World Record in Four Years

All records sanctioned by BNI & certified by SCTA

 

 

Buckeye Bullet Qualifying Run 2003

 

Num

Entry Name

Engine

Body

Old Rec

Speed

Driver/Rider

306

Buckeye Bullet

3

E

251.322

271.459

C. Taylor

  

 

 

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