Shattering the previous world record for a hybrid powered vehicle, VW Group of America and Motor Trend set a 186.
313mph run with their Jetta Hybrid salt flat race car. Raising the bar by 18.8mph above the previous record.
“We’re very proud that the Jetta Hybrid has not only posted the fastest speed for a hybrid at Bonneville, but that it has gone out and broken an SCTA land speed record as well,” said Jonathan Browning, CEO and President, Volkswagen Group of America.
The specially modified Jetta Hybrid was piloted by Motor Trend Associate Road Test Editor, Carlos Lago, who competed in the SCTA’s H/PS class. A class designed for 1.5L or less forced induction engines to compete.