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
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.
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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.
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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:
Verhees Delta, a FAST, tiny homebuilt airplane
It is small, only 50 HP but ...has cruise speed of 220 km/h. Its single
retracting wheel gives the idea it is tricky on the ground, but it is not.
Also stable in the air.
Uses 13 liters/h at cruise speed. Has tank of 50 liters. So ...ideal to
See a real Flying Car taking off and land! Web:
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!
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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".
Vietnam: The Worst Car in the World - Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld - BBC
Jeremy gives some feedback on quite possibly the world's worst car whilst
travelling in Vietnam for BBC motoring classic, Jeremy Clarkson's
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Terrafugia - Flying Car
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Di2v4OwFQQ THIS VERSION HAS BETTER MUSIC.
wont let me change the music so watch the other one. :)
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
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."
Fastest Cars In The World: Top 10 List
Top 10 French Cars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlhPfXMvMlU
While most of us can only dream of owning the fastest car in the world,
some will do whatever it takes to possess such speed and power.So, how fast
are the fastest cars in the world? Here is the 10 fastest cars available on
the market measures by top speed.
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Innespace Seabreacher (or Sea Breacher) is a two-seat submersible personal
watercraft, with a shape based on that of dolphin, and the ability to
imitate a dolphin's movement.
Designed by Rob Innes and Dan Piazza of the American company Innespace it
is the production model of the single-seat Innespace Dolphin. The concept
came from VASH (variable attitude submersible hydrofoil), which was
invented by Thomas "Doc" Rowe and Dennis "Dusty" Kaiser in 1987 with his
boat, Noland Won.
The two seat vessel is powered by an Atkins Rotary Marine engine coupled to
a Hurth V-drive transmission.
The Seabreacher mini shark submarine - cool.
A midget submarine is any submarine under 150 tons,
typically operated by a crew of one or two but sometimes up to 6 or 8, with
little or no on-board living accommodation. Midget submarines normally work
with mother ships, from which they are launched and recovered, and which
provide living accommodation for the crew and other support staff.
Both military and civilian midget submarines have been built. Military
types work with surface ships and other submarines as mother ships.
Civilian and non-combatant military types are generally called
submersibles, and normally work with surface ships.
Most early submarines, such as the United States Navy's USS Holland (SS-1)
and the British Royal Navy's Holland 1, would now be considered midget
Most German midget submarines were developed late in World War II in an
attempt to stop the Allied invasion of Europe and used later to disrupt its
supply lines. As a result, the submarines mostly engaged in open water
attacks rather than harbour penetration. 
Biber (324 built by AG Weser of Bremen)
Delphin (2 built) 2-man 5-ton torpedo with top speed of 20 knots (37
km/h) and submerged radius of 30 nautical miles (56 km) at 3 knots (5.6
Hai (midget submarine) prototype of improved Marder.
Hecht type XXVIIA 2-man 12 ton submarine with 1 mine or 1 torpedo
carried outboard to a range of 38 miles at 4 knots.
Marder (~300 built) similar to Neger with breathing apparatus to allow
Molch Completely electric motordriven WWII (1944--1945) Midget
submarine. Total 393 built.
Neger (~200 built) 1-man 5-ton torpedo with underslung G7E torpedo. Top
speed 20 knots and range of 30 miles at 3 knots.
Orca class post-war swimmer delivery vehicle
Seehund type XXVIIB Most successful midget submarine in the
Kriegsmarine. Operational deployment was between January 1945 -- April
V.80 4-man 76-ton prototype completed in 1940 to test Walther geared
turbine propulsion system. Range was 50 nautical miles (93 km) at 28 knots
A submersible is a small vehicle designed to operate underwater. The term
submersible is often used to differentiate from other underwater vehicles
known as submarines, in that a submarine is a fully autonomous craft,
capable of renewing its own power and breathing air, whereas a submersible
is usually supported by a surface vessel, platform, shore team or sometimes
a larger submarine. In common usage by the general public, however, the
word submarine may be used to describe a craft that is by the technical
definition actually a submersible. There are many types of submersibles,
including both manned and unmanned craft, otherwise known as remotely
operated vehicles or ROVs. Submersibles have many uses worldwide, such
as oceanography, underwater archaeology, ocean exploration, adventure,
equipment maintenance/recovery or underwater videography.