After blustering down a Bonneville Salt Flats during 185 miles per hour, a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is right away a “world’s fastest hybrid,” according to VW.
The mutated Jetta Hybrid was driven by Motor Trend Associate Road Test Editor Carlos Lago, as good as a central speed was 185.394 mph (298.363 kph). That is “the fastest speed ever completed by a production-based hybrid automobile upon a famous Bonneville Salt Flats.” Production-based here still equates to which a powertrain was mutated by Volkswagen engineers in Germany. We can see aerodynamic wheels, though design changes which were implemented were not described, usually which a automobile was “run according to SCTA rules.” The prolongation Jetta Hybrid gets 45 miles per gallon as good as has a 0-60 time of 9.0 seconds. It uses a four-cylinder, 1.4-liter turbocharged, 150-horsepower, TSI gasoline engine corresponding to a 20-kW (27-hp) electric motor.
Sure, 185 mph is impressive, though it’s not which distant brazen of a jot down set in May by a outrageous hybrid Volvo lorry in a drifting kilometer: 165 mph. We indicate a head-to-head.
- Motor Trend repository bard Carlos Lago runs 185 mph (298 kph) in turbocharged Jetta Hybrid to set Hybrid Speed Record during a Bonneville Salt Flats
- Herndon, VA – Volkswagen voiced currently which a 2013 Jetta Hybrid driven by Motor Trend Associate Road Test Editor Carlos Lago accessible a speed of 185.394 mph (298.363 kph) during a Bonneville Salt Flats, nearby Wendover, Nevada, during a Southern California Timing Association’s (SCTA) annual Speed Week. This is a fastest speed ever completed by a production-based hybrid automobile upon a famous Bonneville Salt Flats.
“Achieving this speed during Bonneville shows which a all-new 2013 Jetta Hybrid is a clearly opposite charity in a compress hybrid class,” pronounced Jonathan Browning, CEO as good as President, VW Group of America. “As good as being approaching to grasp total fuel manage to buy of 45 mpg, a Jetta Turbo Hybrid additionally retains a fun-to-drive inlet you design from a Volkswagen in a shred dominated by reduction sparkling vehicles.”
Lago gathering a Jetta Hybrid specifically mutated to run according to SCTA rules. The all-new Jetta Hybrid marries a 1.4-liter turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder TSI® gasoline engine which generates150 horsepower with a seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch involuntary delivery as good as an electric engine which provides an a single some-more twenty-seven hp. The Jetta Hybrid is partial of Volkswagen’s Think Blue® strategy, an beginning which encourages eco-friendly mobility as good as on-going ideas for obliged movement in bland life.
To grasp a kind of horsepower indispensable to run during 185 mph (298 kph) during Bonneville, a powertrain was mutated by Volkswagen R&D in Wolfsburg, Germany. Project formation as good as alternative modifications to capacitate a automobile to run safely upon a salt were rubbed by A-Salt Racing as good as Advanced Product Engineering, formed in Camarillo, California. The doing as good as last calibration of a drivetrain in a automobile was upheld by a engineers from a Volkswagen Test Center California in Oxnard, CA.
“We have been unequivocally unapproachable which a latest Jetta Hybrid is a world’s fastest hybrid,” pronounced Marc Trahan, Executive Vice President, Group Quality. “It was a genuine plea to confederate a formidable hybrid elements as good as beget a energy indispensable to run during these speeds. The Jetta Hybrid Land Speed Record plan shows both a sporty inlet of a Hybrid charity as good as a technical value of a engineers in Wolfsburg as good as in a Test Center California.”
Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Ed Loh commented: “It is a genuine respect to partner with Volkswagen in this plan as good as you demeanour brazen to pity this journey with a 1.1 million repository subscribers, a some-more than 3 million website singular users, as good as a increasingly renouned YouTube channel. And you goal which you will be behind during a Salt really shortly to go even faster with a Jetta Hybrid.”
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a auxiliary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen’s operations in a United States embody investigate as good as development, tools as good as car processing, tools placement centers, sales, selling as good as use offices, monetary use centers, as good as a state-of-the-art production trickery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is a single of a world’s largest producers of newcomer cars as good as Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells a Beetle, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg as good as Routan vehicles by we estimate 600 eccentric U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online during www.vw.com or media.vw.com to sense more.
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