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Sunday, January 20, 2008

ACABION GTBO: THE 750BHP, 340MPH ENCLOSED MOTORCYCLE ENTERS PRODUCTION

Forever setting the "Which is faster? Bikes or cars?" debate is the Acabion GTBO. With a top speed of 340mph, it's a full 90mph faster than a Bugatti Veyron. It accelerates from 0 to 300mph in 30 seconds. Oh, and that top speed is limited, not what it'd be capable of reaching in perfect circumstances. Best of all, Acabion are ready to start production.
The GTBO is capable of more than just jaw-dropping performance figures. By employing low aerodynamic drag, low weight, and low rolling resistance, it's extremely economical, too. Cruising at 100mph it achieves 100mpg. At 250mph,25mpg.

The GTBO is the brainchild of Peter Maskus, who sees it as the ultimate long-distance transport solution. In the world Maskus envisions, we'll all be using solar-powered, electric mass-transit for short commutes, creating a need for ultra-fast, ultra-efficient, individual, inter-city, rapid-transpotation. The GTBO fills that need.

Maskus realizes that the GTBO could never exist in mass quanities in today's world; instead, he pictures the development of an integrated transport network making extremely high speeds both practical and safe. In the meantime, he's prepared to produce the GTBO in extremely limited quanities to further both innovation and awareness of his transport solutions.

If you want a GTBO now, it'll cost you. C1.87 million to be precise. Then there's the three-year wait--that's how long Maskus says it'll take to build one. [Via Hell For Leather]

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