10/05/2011 08:40 am ET Updated Dec 05, 2011

BYU Student Built Car Sets Speed Record

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Seven years, dozens of students and a whole lot of elbow grease later, an electric car designed and built by Brigham Young University engineering students has set a world land speed record for its weight class after averaging 155.8 mph over its two qualifying runs.

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