"Jamais Contente" Electric Speed Record Car 1906 on Salt Lake
Two contemporary world record-breaking Venturi cars race across the Bonneville Salt Flats side-by-side with a pioneer of racing's eons. Today, battery-powered cars are no match for their jet-powered rivals, but in 1899 racer Camille Jenatzy set the record with the electric-powered Jamais Contente (left vehicle in image #314). Over a century later, Venturi is at the forefront of designers and manufacturers of record-breaking alternative energy vehicles. Buckeye Bullet 2 (pictured right) sets the benchmark for hydrogen-powered vehicles, while its stablemate, the Buckeye Bullet 2.5, holds the record for electric vehicles. Both can reach speeds of almost 500 kilometers per hour.