If you thought your Hayabusa or ZZR1400 is the fastest thing around on two wheels, you probably wouldn’t want to meet the Acabion GTBO. This 300-kilo two-seater is powered by a turbocharged, DOHC, 16-valve, 1400cc inline-four (with twin intercoolers), which makes 700 horsepower. Yeah, that’s right, 700bhp. And that gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 2.3:1, while even the latest GSX-R1000 potters around with a humble 1:1.
The GTBO 70’s top speed is in the region of 600km/h, which should come in handy if you’re ever running late for office. Then again, if the wife thinks that’s a bit too much, you can always tell her that the Acabion is limited to a really sensible 450km/h for road use. What the hell, you’d still blow the doors off your boss’s Lamborghini. Even a Bugatti Veyron would be toast if it went up against a GTBO 70 – the Acabion can do things like accelerate from 200km/h to 300km/h in less than 5 seconds…
Made in Switzerland of all places, the Acabion GTBO 70 has carbonfibre bodywork and chassis, sequential six-speed gearbox, and two Swiss-made MAXON electric engines for low-speed operation. Yes, it’s a hybrid! And its manufacturers claim that the Acabion is far more fuel efficient than any existing petrol or diesel car, and that it can do up to 40km/l.
Between 2007 and 2011, Acabion plan to build only 26 units of the GTBO. If you’re rich and/or mad enough to want one, visit the company website here for more details.
Update (9th October 2007): From January 2008 onwards, the Acabion GTBO will be fitted with the new Hayabusa's 1340cc engine, tuned to 750bhp. Yeah, that's right, seven hundred and fifty horsepower!Also see:
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