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
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
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
"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
"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
"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
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
KillaCycle - New World Record !!!!!!!!!
The KillaCycle, ridden by Scotty Pollacheck, made drag racing history AGAIN
at Bandimere Speedway October 23rd, 2008. 7.89 s @ 168 MPH is a new
official record and makes KillaCycle to the world's quickest electric
vehicle of any kind!
The A123 Systems Nanoposphate batteries are changing the entire landscape
for electric vehicles, and battery-powered devices in general.
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)
Killacycle battery powered drag bike's record-breaking run
The Killacycle broke records at the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing
Association) Grand Finale in Las Vegas. Susan, the vidograper, caught
driver Scotty Pollacheck's beautiful burn out and 8.76 second quarter-mile
run. Carefully watch the end of the track when the powerful A123 M1
batteries burn out one of the overloaded motors, sending sparks onto the
track and a ball of glowing plasma high over the right guardrail.
Buick Grand National vs Honda Civic Hatchback
Both cars are modified (Civic way more than GN). Civic got a short head
start but the GN still won.
GN ran 12.0 at 111mph
Civic ran 12.9 at 108mph
This was at PIR (Portland International Raceway).
WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER Current Eliminator V 1/4 Mile
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/
WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER
World record ET for an Electric Car Current Eliminator V 7.956 @ 159.85
MPH. Powered by Altairnano batteries. Record since beaten by Killacycle but
still the fastest EV car.
Worlds Fastest 1/4 mile ever on dragstrip 3.58 secs @ 386 mph (621.61 km/h)
Fastest 1/4 mile ever 3.58 secs @ 386 mph (621.61 km/h)
Santa Pod dragstrip is the venue in which the current world drag racing
record, a time of 3.58 seconds at 386.26 mph (621.61 km/h) was set by Sammy
Miller in his Vanishing Point funny car in July 1984
The car is powered by a fuel called hydrogen peroxide which is stored in
the large tank at the front of the car.
To pump the fuel to the rocket the tank is pressurised by two tanks of air
- one either side of the car.
Both tanks are connected together with a pair of pipes and fed into a
The regulator keeps the pressure inside the fuel tank at a constant
pressure (between 300-700 psi depending on the thrust required).
There is also a safety valve which will open if anything should over
The fuel is then fed to the throttle valve at the back of the car, this
controls the flow of fuel.
The fuel is then fed into the rocket engine
Inside the engine, the fuel is sprayed onto a silver mesh, a reaction takes
place and the fuel breaks down giving off heat and water.
This produces a blast of high pressure steam & oxygen.
The engine produces about 14,000 lbs of thrust and sends the car forward at
a very high speed.
In 1977 in the Mojave Desert, Kitty O'Neil piloted a hydrogen peroxide
powered rocket dragster built by Ky Michaelson to the quickest quarter mile
elapsed time in auto history, with a timed run of 3.22 seconds at 396 mph
(637 km/h) with an average speed of 279.5 mph (449.8 km/h). This was in
the desert not on a track.
Extreme AMPHIBIOUS Russian offroad vehicle: Aton-Impulse VIKING-2992
4x4xAMPHIBIOUS, VIKING combines the best of extreme off-road with internal
floatation and water-jet powered amphibious capability.
The ATON IMPULSE VIKING-2992 is a unique special purpose vehicle, ideal for
heavy industry, exploration, arctic use, flood-relief, NGOs, rescue and
emergency services. VIKING is the only amphibious off-road vehicle in the
world to have passed through certification to meet UN/ECE regulations for
unrestricted ON-ROAD USE.
VIKING's world-leading amphibious capabilities are based around its
purpose-designed flotation construction, centrally mounted engine and
powerful water-jet propulsion enable it to ford open water at speeds of up
to 15 km/h. The vehicle's wheels may be optionally engaged while in
amphibious mode, providing unique ability to cope with shallow water and to
transit the challenging littoral zone, where other vehicles commonly become
stuck in soft mud.
Off-road, VIKING is overwhelmingly superior to comparable amphibians, with
cross-country ability akin to tracked vehicles. High maneuverability,
turn-over resistance and endurance provide safety and comfort in remote or
With a curb weight of only 1.46 tonnes, riding on giant 1300x600x533 tires,
VIKING's exceptionally low ground pressure enables it to "float" on soft
snow surfaces and avoids damage to sensitive environments. VIKING has
independent pneumatic front and rear wheel suspension with adjustable
clearance and a tire air-pressure adjustment system operable from the cab
while driving the vehicle.
VIKING's is designed for security and endurance rather than high speed,
which in any case is hazardous on rough terrain. Top speed on-road is 50
mph at 16.8 mpg; off-road at 11.8 mpg, currently limited by the tires (cost
$700 each) speed rating. ATON IMPULSE is bringing out new, higher-speed
rated, custom tires, as well as bullet proof tires. More powerful engine
models will be fitted in future models.
The VIKING-2992 will for the first time be available for international
purchase in late 2012.
For more information check out ATON IMPULSE at http://www.atonimpulse.com
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