2013 VW Jetta Hybrid Sets Land Speed Record at Bonneville
Project Car Timed at 185 mph on the Salt
With all apologies to the Infiniti M, there’s a now a new claimant to the title of “World’s Fastest Hybrid”: Thanks to the combined efforts of Volkswagen, Motor Trend magazine, and A-Salt Racing and Advanced Product Engineering, a 2013 VW Jetta Hybrid recently ran to a record-breaking speed of 185.394 mph. Per Volkswagen: “This is the fastest speed ever achieved by a production-based hybrid car on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats” in Utah.
“Achieving this speed at Bonneville shows that the all-new 2013 Jetta Hybrid is a distinctly different offering in the compact hybrid class,” continued Jonathan Browning, CEO and president, VW Group of America. “As well as being expected to achieve combined fuel economy of 45 mpg, the Jetta Turbo Hybrid also retains the fun-to-drive nature you expect from a Volkswagen in a segment dominated by less exciting vehicles.”