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KillaJoule as “LEGO™”

This KillaJoule model compatible with the popular LEGO™ toy system was designed by Urim Chae, one of my first year engineering students at the University of Auckland. The 562 students in my first year course “Principles of Engineering Design” (ENGGEN 115) were in Semester 1 2018 assigned to design an accessory compatible with LEGO™ in… Continue reading KillaJoule as “LEGO™”

Under the skin – KillaJoule front end and suspension

Deep into the design: Front end and steering I often say that KillaJoule is a “giant cordless drill with wheels”. What I refer to is of course that it is battery powered, but also that it is very simple at a conceptual level. Just like a cordless drill, it has a battery, motor, a throttle,… Continue reading Under the skin – KillaJoule front end and suspension

New record: 248.700 mph (400.2 km/h)!

New speed record for the KillaJoule! The KillaJoule and rider Eva Hakansson set a new international speed record of 248.700 mph (400.2 km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, on August 31, 2016. The record is 8 mph faster than the previous record that the KillaJoule set in 2014 (no record attempts were… Continue reading New record: 248.700 mph (400.2 km/h)!

KillaJoule on the cover of “Inch” magazine

Posted December 13, 2014 KillaJoule made the cover of the latest issue of “Inch” magazine, an English magazine for German engineers. Thank you Matthias Meier for the great article “Lady of the Lake”, and thank you Phil Hawkins for the great cover photo! More information here: http://inchbyinch.de/inch03/killajoule/


The weakest link in all wheel-driven speed record attempts is a surprising and obscure detail – tires!  Tires can be one of the main points of failure on all vehicles, but are specifically troublesome on extremely high speed, wheel-driven vehicles. Therefore, we are literally re-inventing the wheel for Green Envy!  The very fastest cars are… Continue reading RE-INVENTING THE WHEEL!