"We should raise our sights even higher and the Ioniq land speed record effort was born." Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Nov. 2, 2016 Bonneville was the place, Ioniq Hybrid was the car. The release… A race-prepared Hyundai Ioniq hybrid prototype, developed by Hyundai Motor America’s Engineering and Quality team, set an FIA-approved production-based hybrid vehicle land speed record of 157.825 mph, with a peak exit speed of 160.7 mph at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. The Ioniq is Hyundai’s newest hybrid model, with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric powertrains to be available. Ioniq hybrid and electric models go on sale in the U.S. in late 2016. Hyundai’s engineering and quality group led the concept development for this grassroots motorsports effort. Mircea Gradu, director, Engineering and Quality, Hyundai Motor America: To run the Bonneville Salt Flats, special modifications have to be performed not only to set a record but to set it safely. 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Bonneville Salt Flats Car The Salt Flats 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid prototype modifications included the following: Drivetrain Low-restriction intake and exhaust Engine, transmission, and hybrid ECU recalibrated and governors removed A/C and ancillaries removed Nitrous Express single-stage direct-port nitrous injection with stand-alone fuel system, cockpit-controlled Exterior Aerodynamics/Lightweighting Ioniq Electric model front grille and valance Underbody and air dam aero modifications Interior Interior components removed or lightened Chassis Progress Competition coil-over suspension with stiffer springs, heavier damping and sway bar. The ride height was lowered by almost 4”. Lightweight aero wheels and wheel covers with Goodyear Eagle tires Safety Fully-integrated high-strength safety cage structure, Sparco 6-point safety harness system, racing seat, and driver safety gear, on-board fire-suppression system, battery disconnects and parachute.