200 MPH and extra: Breaking a velocity report with a modified 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

All it takes to switch  a sedan to have the ability to push previous 200 mph is to acknowledge its limits – after which discover a option to break them with out breaking the automotive itself.1 That’s the place Tom Habrzyk’s skills come to life.

“The ability ranges required to set information are very excessive,” explains Habrzyk, chief government officer of THR Manufacturing, “so to get to these energy ranges from the drivetrain, we have now to principally overcome a number of the failure factors that may inhibit us from safely reaching excessive speeds.”

That’s a part of the problem Habrzyk considers every time he tunes a car to carry out record-breaking land velocity runs throughout Bonneville’s slippery salt flats. This 12 months, he and his California-based manufacturing staff joined forces with Volkswagen to push a modified 2019 Jetta to 210.16 miles per hour and smash its class report on the Utah Salt Flats Racing Affiliation’s World of Velocity occasion.