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 place at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.
Of course, we will be bringing you coverage of the attempt, and Karl has assured me that we will have some exclusive information on the event before anybody else. Exciting!
For more information, you can get to Karl's personal site on the E85 Viper here, and you can find our past stories on the car and the team below. To whet your appetite, realize that they need to hit around 218 mph or so.
- Expanded coverage of very high ethanol-induced performance
- Interview with Karl Jacob, the man behind the 1000 horsepower E85 Viper
- Any interest in a 1000 horsepower E85 turbocharged Viper? I thought so
- Here is the "World's Fastest Car on E85"