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This Is What The World’s Fastest Bicycle Looks Like [Pics]

This Is What The World’s Fastest Bicycle Looks Like [Pics]
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Pill-shaped design could break the pedal-powered speed record.

Ross Brooks
  • 24 april 2014

Students from Liverpool University in the U.K. are looking to break the world’s pedal-powered speed record of 90 mph, with a bicycle that looks nothing like a bicycle. The ARION1 is encased in carbon-fibre, and requires the rider to navigate using a camera and on-board monitor.

Sitting just a few centimeters off the ground, the students claim the bicycle is 40 times more aerodynamic than a Bugatti Veyron supercar. “The project is no simple undertaking but, at this stage, just six months in, we are in a great position,” said Ben Hogan, one of the inventors.

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Expected to be ready before the end of next year, the team from Liverpool University will attempt to break the world record at the World Human Power Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada, which takes place in September, 2015. The current record is held by a Dutch team, who set the record last year when they reached an impressive speed of 83.1mph last year.

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Liverpool University

[h/t] The Mirror

Images: Geneve via Flickr

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