• Sep 24, 2009
We first heard about the Buckeye Bullet 2 about two years ago when we covering the Ford Fusion 999 land speed record project. The student engineering team from Ohio State University was collaborating with engineers from Ford and the two teams shared data on improving performance of the fuel cell and electric motor system. While Ford finished the Fusion program after setting a 207 mph record, the OSU team has soldiered on.

This week at the Bonneville Salt Flats the team made another attempt at hitting their target of 300 mph. After making the required two passes in opposite directions, the hydrogen fueled streamliner finally topped the magic mark. Over the flying mile, the car averaged 299.900 mph. In the flying kilometer, the average was 300.992 mph, with a top recorded speed of 304 mph. That makes this the first hydrogen vehicle to top 300 mph and the fastest FIA recorded speed for an electric drive vehicle. The original battery powered Buckeye Bullet 1 has a national record of 314.958 mph and maximum recorded speed of 321.834 mph.

[Source: Buckeye Bullet Blog]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Congratulations to the Buckeye team for setting this new record! How fast will they go next year?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wait...Ford has engineers?

      Could have fooled me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Redline:

        Any reasonable person looking at the reskinned Super Doodie will tell you that there was not an engineer anywhere near that truck...just a bunch of blind baboons with a t-square and a crayon
        • 5 Years Ago
        Geez you're an ass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      11 dudes and 1 girl
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, pretty much how our Formaula SAE team was. We would have a few girls (and a ton of guys) show up at the beginning of the year, but by the end of the year we were always down to 6-8 guys and MAYBE 1 girl.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah yeah, the wolverine bullet has done better historically...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah yeah, 5 wins for OSU in a row, soon to be 6.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is that Ballard, as in the Vancouver fuel cell company that made tones of headlines years ago but has all but disappeared?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't imagine 300 MPH.... I mean really!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now if only we can get our running backs to that speed. Go bucks!