Friday, March 14, 2008
World's Fastest Commute
A Swiss company has created the world's fastest ever road
vehicle - a 340mph bullet-shaped cross between a motorbike
and a car.
The Acabion GTBO looks like a jet fighter cockpit on wheels
- with stabilisers - and has the power-to-weight ratio of a
Formula One car
The high-performance vehicle is neither motorbike or car so
designers had to invent a new category of vehicle called a
Its makers claim it could reach 300mph in 30 seconds -
much quicker than the Bugatti Veyron which takes 55
seconds to reach its top speed of 250mph.
An electric version with a top speed of around 300mph
is also planned and its designer, former Porsche engineer
Peter Maskus, sees it as the future of high-speed, low-emission transport.
Dr Maskus said: "The Acabion GTBO minimises weight and
maximises power and aerodynamic efficiency. The effects
are just out of this world."
Manufacturers expect the GTBO to be in production and
on the road within three years. The bad news is the
asking price is likely to be £1.5million.