Students from the Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah have successfully concluded a seven-year project by setting a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Silver Arrows at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery
The last time we checked in on Craig Vetter, he was hard at work designing a new inexpensive design for a vehicle capable of 100 miles per gallon at 70 miles per hour with a 20 mph headwind. Oh yeah, the 2-wheeler also needs to be able to carry four bags of groceries. No problem, right?
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So, do you need a really big engine to go fast? Certainly not if you are metal fabricator John Buddenbaum or Eric Noyes, an engineer from NASA's Ames Research Center. This dynamic duo recently set out to go as fast as possible with as small an engine as possible, and we'd say they must have met whatever goals they may have had. New world records were set at the salt flats in Bonneville for the AMA Gasoline 50cc Motorcycle Streamliner Record at 194.24km/h and the AMA Fuel Record at 214.08km/h. Ju
A custom-built vehicle natural gas-powered vehicle, the Streamliner, is aiming to beat the current land speed record of 458 mph (731 km/h). The team, led by Roger Lessman, was trying to beat it in Bonneville Salts, but needed to postpone their attempt until next year because of bad weather conditions.
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