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Are You Late? Take the Bus!

posted: 15.03.2012 in News
Bild: Superbus

Do you loathe riding the bus? The creeping pace? The utilitarian design? The company of average people? Better look out for the Superbus. Invented by former Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels at the Delft University of Technology, the Superbus is a strange crossing between a super sportscar, a stretch limousine and an omnibus. As long and wide as a normal bus, but much lower, the electric-powered Superbus has a top speed of 250 km/h. Its carbon body houses 23 luxurious seats. A total of 16 gullwing doors will guarantee a rather impressive boarding at the bus stop. Although the Superbus, which would need an extra lane to fulfil its potential, was considered superior to high speed trains and magnetic levitation trains by the Dutch Ministry of Transportation, its main customers will probably live a bit more to the south. If the Superbus ever finds its way into 'public' transportation, you might find yourself travelling in the company of some Sheiks.


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