You’re about to watch a Guinness World Record get smashed, in live time.
Formula E driver Jake Hughes just set a new World Record for the fastest speed achieved by a vehicle indoors, reaching a speed of 218.7 mph – or 351.96 km/h.
Supercar Blondie’s Alex Hirschi was there to watch it happen.
You can watch the vid here!
The record was set by NEOM McLaren Formula E driver Jake Hughes who competed against fellow Formula E driver (and rival) Lucas di Grassi of Mahindra Racing.
The rules were simple.
Each driver had access to a GENBETA Formula E race car and 346 metres (0.21 miles) of race track indoors, and the fastest driver got to go home with the record.
They both had some practice runs and Jake eventually ended up beating Lucas by less than 1 mph.
The car at their disposal was the evolution of the GEN3 car.
It has a power output of 400 kW (the old one had 350 kW), a new front powertrain kit, 3D printed front wing endplates, wheel fins and a wind deflector for better aerodynamics.
It also runs on tires developed specifically for this car by Hankook.
The record was set in London, inside the ExCel arena, located in the Docklands area.
“[Being told] you’re the fastest person ever indoor. That hit home then. That’s pretty special,” Hughes told Supercar Blondie.
About Formula E
There’s a very good reason why the record was set at the London ExCel, of all places.
It’s because the 2022-2023 Formula E season will come to an end this Saturday and Sunday with two final races at the London E-Prix.
Avalanche Andretti driver Jake Dennis has a 24-point lead over Nick Cassidy from Envision Racing.
However, a 24-point advantage means very little in Formula E where any driver can win.
There have been nine seasons so far, with seven different Championship winners from six different teams.
More than 40 drivers have won at least one E-Prix.