INTRODUCING THE WORLD'S FASTEST ROAD VEHICLE AT 340 MPH
Meet the world's fastest ever road vehicle built to reach an astonishing top speed of 340mph and get 90MPG!
The Acabion GTBO uses jet fighter technology and aerodynamics to reach its extraordinary speed propelled by a state-of-the-art turbo-charged engine.
Its designers revealed it could reach 300mph in a blistering 30 seconds - substantially quicker than the rival Bugatti Veyron which takes 55 seconds to reach its top speed of 250mph.
The two-wheeled GTBO comes with two extra stabilizers at the rear to keep it steady at low speeds - similar to those fitted to a child's first bike.
However, rather than pedal power, the two-seater has a 1300cc turbo-charged engine which produces a staggering 800bhp.
The GTBO's designer, former Porsche engineer Peter Maskus, described the unusual vehicle as a "road streamliner". It weighs just 700lbs - half the weight of the original Mini.
Although it looks a bit like a motorcycle, Dr Maskus claims it is a new type of vehicle altogether and is the future of high-speed, low-emission transport.
An electric version with a top speed of around 300mph is also planned.
Dr Maskus, who runs Acabion, said: "The Acabion GTBO minimizes weight and maximizes power and aerodynamic efficiency. The effects are just out of this world.
"The GTBO is the trendsetter towards a new generation of crafts in two categories, both hyper efficient.
"One category is pure electric for city traffic and distances up to 300 miles.
"The other category is petrol driven with 10 times the punch and a range of up to 1000 miles per fuel-stop.
"They both Boost the jet-like GTBO to jet-fighter punch and to new dimensions of both efficiency and speed."
Dr Maskus said he believed the GTBO "integrates the best you can get from cars and bikes", combined with a jet cockpit.
The vehicle can reach such high speeds thanks to its arrow shape which reduces lifting or grip loss.
Dr Maskus added: "Building cars based on carriages was a logical thing to do back in 1886. It is the most silly thing to do in the 21st century."
Asked whether he believed his vehicle was better than the much-lauded Bugatti Veyron, Dr Maskus said: "The Veyron is a superb car.
"But that is a bit of its problem - it's still a car.
"The Acabion does not even want to be a car, nor a bike. It is a new class: a road streamliner.
"Our grandchildren will probably laugh at how slow and how inefficient cars have been."
Dr Maskus, who is German and has also worked for Mercedes, said the GTBO would be in production and on the road within three years.
But those wanting to buy the vehicle developed in Switzerland and the UK will have to pay a staggering £1.5million for the privilege.
The fastest, mass-produced road car is currently the American-built SSC Ultimate Aero TT which managed 257mph in tests verified by the Guinness World Records in October last year.
So, do you think the Acabion is capable of 340mph? If not what top speed do you think? For example, the Veyron has the 1000hp at 4300lbs. - drag coefficient of .41. It has a high speed mode that basically retunes the suspension (lowers front and rear) and rear wing that reduces the drag to .36 to achieve -I think it was the last 60mph or so to what 253mph? It takes 500 of those horses just to overcome the wind resistance at the top end to allow it to continue to accelerate. Wind resistance is the biggest problem at high speeds over 200mph, this is why it usually takes high HP. Significantly reduced drag = greater top speed with less HP required. The drag coefficient of the Acabion is .14 which is less than half the Veyron at 253mph. In addition the Acabion only lacks 25% of the Veyron's horse power, and it's 83.5% lighter or 1/6 of the weight at only 700lbs. We are talking about an additional 87mph from 253 - 340. The Veyron experiences a 60mph or so gain dropping the drag coefficient by .05 - the Acabion drops the .36 drag by .22 down to .14. The real problem at Acabion is that they released to much information on this before they were willing to give the public a good show. Now they're under pressure to deliver. I know at first glance this thing could seem like some real BS but if your interested in speed you should give this a serious look before you dismiss it. They spend 2 years building just one of these, it's based on the Suzuki Hayabusa.
SSC Ultimate Aero - supercar/hypercar (top speed: 256.18mph)
World's Fastest Car...Bugatti Veyron
Top Gear tests the World's Fastest Production Automobile: Bugatti Veyron...has 1000 horses and a top speed of 407kph! Thats 253mph.
Fastest Car in the World
GOTO: http://tinyurl.com/276c4a4 FOR COMPLETE REVIEW
Susan Carpenter has a look at the E-Tracer, the all-electric
X-Prize-winning "cabin motorcycle" that averages 205.3 miles per gallon
equivalent and can reach a top speed of 200 mph. The "less than $100,000"
vehicle will go into production in 2011. Its target market is California.
VIDEO BY DON KELSEN MYUNG CHUN SUSAN CARPENTER
Acabion - Certified Successor of Cars - Prototype 2008 Generation V
The Acabion shown here is a generation V prototype of 2008, still with a
very provisional side wheel system. Generation VI 2010 has the extremely
sturdy, fully functional and fully retractable side gear system now. For
more information check www.acabion.com. Copyright on all Acabion crafts,
track concepts, vacuum tubes and other system elements by Acabion TM and
MIKOVA Systems, Lucerne, Switzerland. With the elevated tracks and the high
speed tubes there comes another innovation that could be named "successor
of highways" or in German language "Nachfolger der Autobahnen".
Key words: Mobility of the 21st Century. Mobility for the 21st Century.
Mobilität des 21. Jahrhunderts.
World fastest minibike
THIS IS ONLY A FIRST SOUNDCHECK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gsx-r 750
engine with 130+ horse power complete hand made custom by fighterschmiede
i Ride it on my other Vids !!!!!!!
Some of the latest concept cars of the future.
The Slide Show Consisted of Pictures From the Internet (Google, Discovery
Channel, Daily Planet) were some of My Main Resources. I Do Not Claim or
Own These Pictures, They are only For ENTERTAINMENT Purposes Only
WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/
Worlds fastest street legal ELECTRIC CAR 1972 Datsun 1200 Whtie Zombie.
This car is based in Oregon... there are something like 18 hydro electric
power plants in that state! Hydro generation accounts for 58% of all
electricity in Oregon (Over 70% in Washington) and coal accounts for less
Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used
to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air
conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline
inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel
efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it
costs just $1.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at
$20.00 per 100kms.
EVs use between 1/6th and 1/10th the energy of a comparable ICE powered
Datsun 1200 EV Specs:
- Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8
- Controller - Zilla Z2K EHV 2000 Amp
- Battery - 60x 16 Ah Hawker Enersys 'Genesis' Lead-Acid 360 Volts
- Final Drive ratio - 4.11 : 1
- Weight - 2,450 Pounds (1,113 Kilograms)
Sailing at 126 mph - Greenbird
http://yachtpals.com - A British man, Richard Jenkins, has broken the world
land speed record on the wind powered vehicle Ecotricity Greenbird,
reaching the amazing speed of 126.1 mph, becoming the fastest person and
vehicle of any kind under sail.
Read the full article about Greenbird here:
► Flying Car - Terrafugia TF-X introduction
Look at another awesome flying car, the new Aeromobil 3.0:
► If you love cars, you should subscribe now to YouCar's channel:
Go ahead, it's free!
All the Best.
Restored 1940s Northrop Flying Wing
This is a video of the Planes of Fame Museum's (Chino, California) Northrop
N9MB Flying Wing during a recent (March 2009) engine run-up of its
remaining serviceable engine. This aircraft was originally built as part of
the November 1941 contract that Northrop was awarded for four, 1/3-scale
aircraft, designated N9M, that were to act as flying test beds for various
flight systems for the full-size XB-35 flying wing program and also to
familiarize Air Force pilots with flying wing operations
This aircraft experienced an in-flight engine fire in 2006 in its left, 300
hp., 8-cylinder Franklin 0-540-7 engine. The Flying Wing has since been
totally restored, but the restoration of the rare Franklin 0-540-7 engine
is another matter. There were only about 27 of these engines ever built
and it is believed that only three of them exist today. The needed parts
will need to be newly manufactured as necessary, but the museum has
committed to getting this aircraft back in the air. Common parts from a
12-cylinder Franklin engine are already being scavenged to help in the
restoration. The flying scenes in this video were taken just before the
engine fire. Progress towards flying staus is well on its way and this
aircraft will definitely once again fly, no doubt!
- Octane130 -
Gramps the 11 Second Car - Part 14
Supergramps is born!
Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are
not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you
how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you
will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone
else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible
and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious
machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a
qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.
Fastest Train in the World - This aint the French one!!!
Maglev Technology with this 581kph BEAST of a machine. Thats 361mph!!! Most
tests here in the video are only at 500kph or 310mph. Still so fast, but it
is the fastest "train" in the world @ 581km/h. The French TGV is on rails,
where the MagLev floats by superconducting magnetic levitation. Cool, but
currently $expensive$ technology.
But what a killer sound wave this thing pushes...
This is an excerpt from a cpl videos on Google...one 6 minutes and another
15 if interested. Search MagLev
HPV Hour record attempt by Francesco Russo
On August 11th and 12th 2007 on the 3km track of the CERAM Center in
France, Francesco Russo tried to break the hour record in his Ristretto, a
He failed twice due to fog in his fairing and to a puncture.
On July 30th, 2010, Francesco reached 84.345 km in one hour with the
Les 11 et 12 août 2007, sur l'anneau de 3 km du CERAM à Mortefontaine,
le suisse Francesco Russo a tenté de battre le record de l'heure de Sam
Whittingham. A bord du Ristretto qu'il a conçu et réalisé, Francesco
était sur de bonnes bases avec une vitesse de croisière de 86 km/h.
Hélas, la buée sur sa verrière et des frottements au niveau des pneus
conduisant à une crevaison l'ont empêché d'aller au bout.
Info : Le 30 juillet 2010, Francesco a roulé 84,345 km dans l'heure avec
Video : Jean-Michel Joffre & Jean-Charles Gosselin
Mark Murphy, designer, in his new kit vehicle creation, the BugE available
through Blue Sky Design, http://www.bugev.net/