Supercar or road going missile?

Well, both really. And you can throw in a large dose of motorcycle while you are at it. Meet the Acabian GTBO.

Acabian GTBO

This amazing machine relies on a turbocharged motorcycle engine and its obviously superb aerodynamics to travel at extraordinary speeds while consuming small quantities of petrol. The Acabian web site is quoting 4L/100km at 100km/h and 6l/km at 200km/h and all the way up to, would you believe it, 16L/100km at 450km/h! At autobahn speeds it produces less CO2 emissions than a Toyota Corolla diesel.

The Acabion has been run up to 358km/h in testing – a speed that it takes just 20 seconds to reach from a standstill.

The designer, Dr Peter Maskus, is nothing if not ambitious. He is also an outspoken critic of modern car design.

What’s the point you ask? Well, 26 Acabions will be built over the next four years, with prices starting at €1.6m. Dr Maskus says that the healthy profits from the admittedly expensive Acabion will finance the development of saner, more economic future models, including all-electric versions.

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2 Responses

  1. Damn! That Hayabusa motorcycle engine has a lot to answer for 🙂

  2. God damn! It was so good we posted it on CarAdvice at Acabian GTBO – Jet On Wheels

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