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
Terrafugia - Flying Car
Woburn, MA June 3, 2009: Terrafugia, Inc. has successfully completed the flight testing program designed for its Transition Roadable Aircraft Proof of Concept. Having been dubbed The Flying Car, the Transition completed its historic first flight on March 5, 2009 with 27 additional flights completed over the next several weeks.
The successful completion of flight-testing with the Proof of Concept concludes the first stage of a four stage process to bring the Transition into production. Work is underway on Stage 2, the Beta Prototype. First delivery is expected in 2011.
The Proof of Concept vehicle is the first and only Transition to be built thus far. It has now achieved its goals by demonstrating driving, flying, and automated transformation between the two in one integrated aircraft. The flights conducted a plan set specifically for the Transition: characteristics such as handling, performance, and take-off and landing, stability and stall were evaluated. B-Roll footage is available of representative flights. The flight-testing program demonstrated the safety of the vehicle in the air while identifying modifications that will be incorporated into the next Transition model to be built, the Beta Prototype.
Test Pilot Colonel (Retired) Phil Meteer had a positive review of flying the POC: I would like to keep flying this Proof of Concept vehicle, but it makes sense to move on to the Beta Prototype.
Categorized as a Light Sport Aircraft, the Transition requires a Sport Pilot certificate to fly. It is a two-seat aircraft designed to take off and land at local airports and drive on any road. Transforming from plane to car takes the pilot less than 30 seconds. The Transition will cruise up to 450 miles at over 115 mph, will drive at highway speeds on the road, and fits in a standard household garage. The vehicle has front wheel drive on the road and a propeller for flight. Both modes are powered by unleaded automotive gasoline. By giving pilots a convenient ground transportation option, the Transition reduces the cost, inconvenience, and weather sensitivity of personal aviation. It also increases safety by incorporating automotive crash structures and allowing pilots to drive under bad weather. Refundable airframe reservations are currently being accepted.
Terrafugia (ter-ra-FOO-gee-ah), based in Woburn, MA, is comprised of a team of award-winning engineers who have been advancing the state of personal aircraft since 2006. Founded by five pilots who are graduates of MIT and supported by a world-class network of advisors and private investors, Terrafugias mission is the innovative expansion of personal mobility. "Terrafugia" is Latin for "escape from land."
"RIDON" Hoverbike 3D Animation
Ridon hoverbike 3D Animation
With music: http://vimeo.com/25266506
With music non US/Canada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3-uglu2sM4
Animation: Ivan Tantsiura | iVANGRAPHICS
See a real Flying Car taking off and land! Web: http://www.gearfactor.com.hk
2011 Imperial Speeder HoverBike Concept
- - - I DID NOT CREATE THIS HOVERBIKE. Also, please try not to get involved in the huge Creationist/Evolutionist row going on in the comment section. - - -
Traffic jams could soon become a thing of the past thanks to an amateur inventor who has built the world's first flying motorcycle in his garage.
Australian Christopher Malloy ploughed his entire life-savings into the project which took him two and a half years to complete. His futuristic creation - dubbed the Hoverbike - can reach an altitude of 10,000ft and speeds of over 100mph.
Fans of the design have already compared Mr Malloy's work to the 'speeder bikes' from the Star Wars sequel Return Of The Jedi or the hovering car from Back To The Future.
The 32-year-old former helicopter pilot built the incredible machine in his Sydney garage using a custom-built carbon-fiber airframe and a BMW engine.
The futuristic prototype has the potential to travel up to 92 miles or for about 45 minutes on one tank of fuel and is expected to come with a hefty price tag of more than £45,000.
So far the bike, which weighs 270kgs, has only been tested while tethered to the ground to prevent it flying too high. But plans to test it's capabilities without any restrictions are set to go-ahead soon.
Mr Malloy explained: 'I am still ground testing at the moment only because I'm not 100 per cent sure what will happen so the straps are there to cover the unknown. I haven't had the pleasure of flying round the countryside yet.
'It is quite stable and doesn't want to tip over but if something unplanned happened during testing I wouldn't want to break the prototype.
'The Hoverbike was built with safety in mind so at least three components have to fail before you might have a serious airborne failure.
'There are also two explosive parachutes attached to the airframe and of course the rider could choose to wear their own parachute too.
Mr Malloy is unwilling to reveal exactly how much he has spent on the project, but claims it is costing him roughly £140 a week.
He said the basic principle was similar to that of a Chinook helicopter and a normal motorbike.
He added: 'To lift off into a hover you just need to increase the thrust via a throttle grip with the right hand - exactly the same as the throttle on a motorbike.
'Flying forward involves a combination of an increase in thrust and the deflection of air from the front control vanes by twisting the left handle grip. You twist forward to accelerate and backwards to reverse.
'To make the bike turn left and right, all one needs to do is push the handle bars down on the side you wish to turn just like a bicycle.
'You could lean in the appropriate direction as you would on a motorbike but this isn't proving to be very sensitive.
'Having previous experience in a helicopter or plane would be a great help. That said, this is a new way to fly and one would need to learn to ride the hoverbike in much the same manner as a helicopter or riding a motorcycle.
'If you live in the USA or your country has similar civil aviation regulations, then the hoverbike will be classed as a 'ultralite' which means you do not need a pilot's license to fly it.'
Neil's Car Works!
Neil built this car - literally - from the ground up! This video shows him driving it for the first time. Dane and I are soo proud of him (the video shows that!).
August 24, 2009.
Dane is 2 years old, mommy is 9 months pregnant, and daddy's car works!!
Introducing the "Litestar" by Kathy Fountain with Jim Bede
Nice video clip of a Scranton built Litestar. Notice the headlights are set in round tubes, which differ from the production models.
James R. "Jim" Bede, aeronautical engineer, who is often credited as the "Father of the Kitplane concept". It was 1984 when he introduced the Litestar Autocycle. 100 M.P.H. & 100 Miles per gallon!
"It's Personal" - "It's selfish" - "Everything a Guy wants"
The young lady news reporter is Kathy Fountain who retired in 2009 after 24 years of anchoring for Pulse/Eyewitness News and hosting "The Kathy Fountain Show" and "Your Turn".
UNIQUE BIKE-GEAR SYSTEM part 1 ( Invented by Genaro Tabag )
This gearing system can be use to break the fastest speed record of a bicycle.
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This design INSTANTLY shift to EXTREME SPEED & EXTREME TORQUE.
You can also watch this video in many websites such as:
BMX Bike Videos
UNIQUE BIKE-GEAR SYSTEM 「B-BOYING.NET」
London Fixed-gear and Single-speed ...
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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
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: http://yachtpals.com/sailing-record-4121
Sunrider Hybrid Vehicle
Not just a concept... this is real and available soon!
This ultra light vehicle is called the Sunrider (Aerorider SPORT). It's a hybrid tricycle. Designed for commuting in urban areas or for recreation. In the Aerorider SPORT your muscle power is combined with a powerful support from the electric motor.