Shot of nitrous propels Hyundai Ioniq hybrid to land speed record at Bonneville

Setting the bar in the new production-based hybrid category approved by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Hyundai took a 2017 Ioniq hybrid prototype to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, injected some nitrous oxide, and let ‘er rip. The result is an FIA-approved production-based hybrid land speed record of 157.825 mph (253.995 km/h) and a peak exit speed of 160.7 mph (258.6 km/h).