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Thread: 10 Fastest Vehicles On Earth
04-13-2011, 01:18 AM #1
10 Fastest Vehicles On Earth10 Fastest Vehicles On Earth
This is the fastest vehicles on earth in their own categories:
1. USS Albacore (AGSS-569): Fastest Underwater Vehicle in the World
At the speed of 25 knots on the surface and 33 knots when submerged, the USS Albacore (AGSS-569) is the fastest vehicle in the world under water. This ship is a unique research submarine that pioneered the American version of teardrop hull shape of modern submarines. Enacted in 1952 and launched in 1953.
2. Aquada: Fastest Amphibious Car in the World
Aquada in the water
Aquada in the ground
The Aquada is the fastest amphibious vehicle ever built, equipped with an HSA (High Speed Amphibian) technology from the British company Gibbs Technologies. On land, he was able maximum speed 160 km / h or 100 mph and 50 km / h or 30 mph (26 knots) on water. Vehicles equipped with a mid-mounted V6 petrol engine, which drove the rear wheels. This is a high-speed amphibious vehicles. This unique machine was developed in England and Detroit and is expected to go on sale in the United States this year with the price of $ 85,000.
3. Bob Windt’s Hovercraft: Fastest Hovercraft in the World
The World’s Hovercraft Speed Record on September 18, 1995 which was held in Portugal was won by Bob Windt of the U.S. at 137.4 km / h or 85.87 mph. Windt former flight engineer at McDonnell Douglas, is the founder of Universal Hovercraft and regarded as “the godfather” of personal hovercraft by the Learning Channel “Junkyard Wars”.
4. Bentley Continental GT: Fastest Car on Ice
Bentley Continental GT is currently the world’s fastest cars on the ice runway, breaking the previous record of 296 km / h (184 mph) achieved by a Bugatti EB110 Supersport. This amazing car is equipped with a 6.0L, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, producing 552 hp (412 kW) and with a top speed of 198 mph (319 km / h). In 2007, Bentley Continental GT Speed driven by four times World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen speed record on the basis of frozen ice in the Baltic Sea near Oulu, Finland That’s an average of 321.6km / h (199.86 mph) in both directions in “kilometers fly “, reaching a maximum speed of 331 km / h (207 mph).
5. Hayabusa: Fastest Motorcycle in the World
Hayabusa designed by Suzuki is the fastest motorcycle in the world. 1300CC engine produces 175 horsepower and has a speed limit up to 189 mph. Hayabusa means Peregrine Falcon and also known as the GSX1300R in some countries. first introduced by Suzuki motorcycle in 1999. Have a 1340 cc (81.7 cu in) inline-4 engine and are consistently tested as the production of the fastest motorcycles in the world. the 2008 model sold for U.S. $ 11,999.
6. Kenworth T400 Bandag Bullet: Fastest Truck
in the World
Bandag Bullet broke the world record for a mile race. With Eight tons based Bandag Bullet Kenworth T400 drove maximal speed in 18.6 seconds with a terminal velocity of more than 300 km / hour. This truck could be that fast because it has two twin-turbo, nitrous oxide injected V8 diesel engines with a total capacity of 24 liters (1500 cubic inches), which produces 1100bhp and 5600 ft / lb of torque respectively.
7. SSC Ultimate Aero: Fastest Car in the World
SSC Ultimate Aero with the fastest recorded speed of 413 km / h or 257 mph it is currently the fastest car in the world car production. Armed with Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 1183 hp and set the base price of $ 650,000. Verified in 2007 by Guinness World Records, SSC Ultimate Aero took the lead as the world’s fastest car beating Bugatti Veyron.
8. TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse): Fastest Conventional Train in the World
French TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse) is the fastest conventional train in the world, using powered metal wheels riding on metal rails. In April 2007, the TGV broke the record of its own in 1990 with a new speed of 574.8 km / h 357.18 mph. Its name can mean “high speed train” in French, also holds the world’s highest average speed for regular passenger transport services.
9. JR-Maglev: Fastest Non-conventional Train in the World
Japan has the JR-Maglev, fastest non-conventional trains in the world, with speeds reaching 581 km / h (361 mph) at the rate of magnetic-field appointment. This entry was achieved on December 2, 2003. This note was a world record speed for the test train in a state of passengers filled.
10. Thrust SSC: Fastest Land Vehicle in the World
The Thrust SSC (Supersonic car) made in England, was designed and built as a jet car. Exceptional speedster holds the World Land Speed Record, set on October 15, 1997. It reached speeds 1228 km / h or 763 mph and became the first vehicle in officially breaking ground Sound Barrier. This car was first driven by Andy Green in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA. This is supported by two afterburning Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines, as used in British F-4 Phantom II jet fighters. This sophisticated body has 16.5 m (54 ft) long, 3.7 m (12 ft) wide and weighs 10.5 tons (10.7 t). Powered by twin engines that drive developing 223 kN (50,000 lbf) and burned around 4 Imperial gallons per second (18.2 l / s or 4.8 U.S. gallons / s). Fuel consumption was about 5,500 l/100 km or 0.04 mpg U.S.
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04-13-2011, 01:19 PM #2