2. októbra, 2018, Team Vesco’s Turbinator II with Dave Spangler driving became the first wheel drive car to exceed the 500 mph barrier. vlastník, projektant a staviteľ, Rick Vesco and his late brother Don began to pursue this goal 17 years ago. Tragically Don died of cancer in 2002 and never saw his dream fulfilled. In 2013 Rick began to upgrade the car with a new turbine engine, Nová pohonná jednotka, Nová kontrola trakcie, nové brzdy a nové telo. Bolo to sladké úspechu, keď v prvom (a až) deň konferencie Svetovej finále na slávnom Bonneville Salt Flats, Dave Spangler powered the car through to a spectacular 503 mph run!