If you’ve ever dreamed of going really fast in an open space with no trucks, traffic or speeding fines, just the faint whiff of danger, then the Bonneville salt flats in north-western Utah should be top of your list.
But hold on, first you’ll need a steed, a real purpose-built speed machine. Fast enough to turn your insides to jelly and Steve McQueen cool – the ultimate hot rod.
And to power your dream you’ll need the crate king. Chevy’s big block V8 running bioethanol of course. Lightweight carbon construction ensures that 373kW and 800Nm of salt vaporising torque is sufficient. Innovative aerodynamics will keep you firmly connected to the salt of the earth while slicing through Utah’s heat haze at certifiable speeds.
If you can identify with this sort of thinking, then you’re in good company. The Bonneville Racer by Thomas Clavet is just the ticket for Speed week freaks. Inspired by Rat Rod culture with a modern twist, this virtual racer brings out the hillbilly hooligan in us. Care for a blast?