Blue Train – Most luxurious trains

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Blue Train – Most luxurious trains

  • Place: South Africa
  • Route: Pretoria – Cape Town
  • Number of seats: 84
  • Cost: 4000 PLN per person

Blue Train – This African train set off for the first time in 1923. However, due to problems with the construction of the railway, its activity was interrupted. It received its official name in 1937, when the wagons were painted blue. General reconstruction of the train was completed only in 1997, after which it returned to the tracks. According to experts, the jewel of the train is primarily the salon and dining car. Which is considered a true designer miracle. A route with a length of over 1500 km. The train travels within 31 hours.

Interior:

On board passengers are provided with 24-hour service, they can order, for example, caviar and champagne. Luxury can also be seen in the restaurant car. For meals, guests use Sheffield cutlery, with music , usually classical or jazz. Each apartment has its own bathroom, in which taps in marble baths and wash basins are gold-plated. As in the bathroom, also in the bedroom, floor heating is installed.

Curiosity:

Passengers can admire the views in front of the driver. In the car called Club on the big screen, live coverage is displayed.

Gary Gabelich – Exceeded by car 1000 km/h in 1970

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Gary Gabelich – Exceeded by car 1000 km/h in 1970

Gary Gabelich – Exceeded with „Blue Flame” 1000 km/h in 23.10.1970. The average speed was 1001.011968 km / h. Mile, which is measured the speed of the vehicle must overcome two times: back and forth.
The big shiny „The Blue Flame” to save fuel even more. Was pushed by the service car at the start. It further helped him to accelerate to 60 km / h.
During the first run, Gabelich achieved a speed of 993.722 km / h as a result. He drove in the opposite direction, but a little faster – that’s why the speed was 1009.305 km / h.

Until then, records were set with jet engines.

„The Blue Flame” rocket engine was powered by a combination of hydrogen peroxide, and liquid natural gas. Chilled to a temperature of -161 degrees Celsius. As a result, achieved 58 000 HP.
In this way, the engine was running with maximum thrust for 20 seconds. „Blue Flame” was similar to a rocket, except with additional catches at the front and rear for attaching wheels.
Tires, specially designed by Goodyear, had a rather smooth surface to reduce heat.
The vehicle was 11.4 m long and 2.3 m wide. He weighed 1814 kg, with fuel – 2994 kg. One of the biggest troubles just before the start. There was burning through the engine, braking parachute ropes. If you had to stop the car with only disc brakes. You would probably need stretch, a 19 km length.

„The Blue Flame” designed and built by Reaction Dynamics.

With the help of the Illinois Institute of Technology lecturers and students. Dr. T. Paul Torda and Dr. Sarunas C. Uzgiris, professors at IIT, worked on the aerodynamics of the car. While other IIT students and lecturers, they mainly dealt with:
– construction,
– engine,
– steering system,
– brakes.

The speed record broken at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA.

This place is located 160 km west of Salt Lake City. Because 32 thousand years ago there was a huge lake 305 m deep. After it disappeared and the salt substrate hardened. It was created one of the most noteworthy places on Earth, to develop enormous speeds.

Gary Gabelich (29.08.1940 – 26.01.1984)

– During 43 years of life, this Croatian by origin. First of all, he won races, and set speed records on:
– asphalt,
Earth,
– water (motorboats),
– salt tracks.

He died on a motorcycle on the streets of Long Beach in January 1984. While working on the design and construction of a vehicle capable of reaching supersonic speed (1225 km / h). Prototype named „American Way”, but because of Gabelich death. Work on it canceled.

Aston Martin Valkyrie – Fastest street car in the world

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Aston Martin Valkyrie – Fastest street car in the world

Aston Martin Valkyrie – Supercar was created as a result of cooperation between three giants. Aston Martin, the Red Bull Racing team and Adrian Newey, a British Formula 1 technical specialist. Initially, the project was known as the Nebula (producers acronym). Ultimately, however, it hit the market as Valkyrie. Continuing the brand’s tradition, that’s why the names of subsequent models start with the letter „V”. Related to high performance vehicles.
Vehicle has already been recognized as the fastest street car in the world. Its uniqueness is also demonstrated by the limited number of copies. Only 150 Valkyrie will be created (and 25 in a special racing version). Each of them will cost $ 3.2 million.
And each will be equipped with a Cosworth’s 6.5-liter V12 naturally aspirated engine, with power 1130 HP. Such is enough to accelerate the vehicle to 100 km / h in just 2.5 seconds. The engine supports an additional 160 HP from the battery system. This in turn makes Valkyrie one of the most powerful hybrid vehicles.
Interior of Aston Martin Valkyrie is highly personalized. The seats are created by 3D scanning. So that they best fit the shape of the driver. By using carbon fiber, it was possible to achieve a very low vehicle weight. Valkyrie weighs „only” 1030 kg.
One of the 150 copies of the superauto was sold in the Aston Martin salon in Warsaw. For a record amount of over PLN 15 million. So Valkyrie is the most expensive car in history, bought in Poland.