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Karl Jacob took his E85-fueled, 1,100-horsepower to the Mojave Friday and came away with one world record in the standing mile. With car builder Ron Misjak Jr. behind the wheel, the Viper hit 189 mph to set an E85 mark but missed the gasoline-powered street car record of over 217 mph. According to the team's website, an intercooler problem canceled any further runs. A video is available at the LA Times website. We've also run many stories on this project, and it looks as if Jacob has plans to co

On Wednesday, April 11th, car enthusiast and entrepreneur Karl Jacob along with SVS will attempt to break the world speed record for the standing mile in his street-legal, biofuel powered 1100hp E85 Dodge Viper. Proving that auto enthusiasts can pursue their passion for performance and still be environmentally conscious, Jacob aims to make more people aware of the benefits of renewable fuels and encourage consideration for ethanol in their own modifications. The world record attempt will take pl