Due to the various technological breakthroughs of today, many of us us have been amazed by the inventions that seems to make our life easier and more efficient. It becomes clear that modern day systems are not that much of a need anymore because the newest and hippest technology are waiting to be unleashed and when it comes to efficiency, this special bicycle seems to be on the list.
This exotic thermo engineering rocket propelled bicycle is said to be the fastest bicycle on earth. Because of its awesomeness, it could actually go for up to 333km/hr, that it can even beat the speed of that Red Ferrari!
Francois’ latest record took place at the Circuit Paul Ricard located at Le Castellet in South of France on November 7.
Just look at those figures:
- Peak speed: 333 km/h (207 mph) attained after around 300 meters
- Quarter mile elapsed time: 6.8 seconds
- Thrust of the rocket engine: 4.2 kN (428 kgf)
- 0 to 100 km/h in 1.1 second
- 0 to 200 km/h in 2.5 seconds
- 0 to 300 km/h in 4.3 seconds
- 0 to 333 km/h in 4.8 seconds
- Peak acceleration: 3.1 g
- Peak deceleration (due to the drag): -1.8 g
Zero to sixty miles per hour in 1.1 second! Whoa!
Reports described that, the propulsion for the rocket bicycle is provided by a rocket system built by a Swiss company called Exotic Thermo Engineering. It is powered by liquid hydrogen peroxide (the tank can contain 12,5 litres de H2O2 at 86% concentration) that generates steam at 650 degrees Fahrenheit.
In other words, it could be said that this bicycle is both powered by hydrogen and steam.
In the video the rocket bike drag races against a Ferrari Scuderia (650-horsepower). It barely had time to get going before the bike went to a rapidly shrinking dot on the horizon!
Francois says that,
I intends to keep breaking records and that I am already working on a new rocket-powered bike for this year. Its name is Spine Crusher… That should give you an idea of what it’ll be capable of.
Without much further ta-tas, just sit back and watch this AWESOME video: