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The Acabion GTBO, a streamliner for the road

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...

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

AutoblogGreen for 11.16.06

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.

Dreaming of rocketing down the Autobahn in the Acabion fuel-sipper

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.