I am not going to focus on the insane performance numbers of the Acabion GTBO. For the record, it is expected to be able to reach 450 kilometers per hour, or about 280 miles per hour, and accelerate to 400 kilometers per hour, or about 250 miles per hour in 20 seconds. The engine is a 700 horsepower turbocharged beast. Enough of that...
var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/The_280_MPH_Streamlined_Acabion_GTBO'; Here is a vehicle which is expected to be able to reach 450 kilometers per hour, or about 280 miles per hour, and accelerate to 400 kilometers per hour, or about 250 miles per hour, in 20 seconds. This performance comes courtesy of a 700-horsepower turbocharged engine and swoopy, streamlined bodywork. The Acabion GTBO is the work of a Swiss company, and it's planning on putting them on the street; 26 of them in the
Did we cover waste-to-energy conversion yesterday? Check. Biodiesel? Check. VegOil? Check. The Acabion rocket fuel-sipper? Check. But the best part of AutoblogGreen yesterday was Part One in our coverage of the Honda FCX concept fuel cell and its V Flow hydrogen fuel stack. We'll have more later today.
The German magazine Der Spiegel got a chance to check in with Peter Maskus, who has been developing the needle-shaped Acabion for 18 years, at a cost of 1.8 million Euros. The Acabion is not a practical car (it's a gymnastic feat just to get inside), but after almost two decades of work, Maskus has created a vehicle that can go 450 km/h (about 280 mph) using much less fuel thank other speed racers.