2013 VW Jetta Hybrid Sets New Land Speed Record
Greenest Jetta Breaks 187 mph at Bonneville
Volkswagen has been touting the new 2013 VW Jetta Hybrid as the fastest vehicle in its class—based on its ability to sprint from 0-60 in under 9 seconds—but that may be understating the case a bit. After all, a specially modified version of the car just blistered its way to a new land speed record at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Not only did the Jetta Hybrid crack the 300 km/h barrier on one pass, hitting 187.147 mph, but it also established a new class mark by averaging 186.313 mph on two runs (as required by the Southern California Timing Association to officially achieve the record).