Hot Rod

berlin_07_1920.jpgIt’s bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s a German engineer’s idea of the car of tomorrow. Swiss-based Peter Maskus has designed the Acabion GTBO, a cross between a Formula One racecar and a fighter jet that looks like nothing out of Detroit, with a price tag to match: SFr3 million ($2.66 million). For that, the purchaser gets a top speed of 545 kilometres per hour, 750 horsepower but also up to 42 kilometres out of each litre of petrol. The trick: aerodynamics that make the Acabion look more like a bullet train and no side-by-side seating for the two passengers. A word of warning though: this vehicle is not street-legal, meaning those who can afford it might have to do with only a Ferrari or that souped-up Volkswagen, the Bugatti Veyron.

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