E85 Viper Beats Record

Cindy Zimmerman

e85 viper220.7 MPH is the new world record for a street car in the standing mile, achieved by a modified Dodge Viper running on 85 percent ethanol fuel, proving power and performance do not have to be sacrificed for environmental responsibility.

e85 viper runThe 1200 horsepower E85 Viper rocketed from a standstill to 220.7 MPH in one mile, taking 27.43 seconds at the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport in Oscoda, Mich. The previous standing mile record was 210.2 MPH held by a gasoline powered street car. The event was attended by members of the press and Michigan State Representative Joel Sheltrown.

“Going green does not have to mean going slow,” said Karl Jacob, owner and entrepreneur. “We built this car to break the world speed record and bring attention to the importance of renewable fuels. These fuels decrease our dependence on oil and reduce overall emissions. As we’ve demonstrated E85 enables us to go green and go fast.”

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