10月2日, 2018, Team Vesco’s Turbinator II with Dave Spangler driving became the first wheel drive car to exceed the 500 mph barrier. 所有者, 设计者和建设者, 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, 新动力总成, 新的牵引力控制, 新的刹车和新体. 第一，当它是成功的甜蜜 (只有) 在著名的巴纳维亚盐带平地的世界总决赛活动当天, Dave Spangler powered the car through to a spectacular 503 mph run!