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.

Fuel cell vehicle – Mode of action and possibilities

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Fuel cell vehicle – Mode of action and possibilities

Fuel cell vehicle – Mode of action and possibilities of Hyundai Nexo. – So that the car can be fueled with the most ecological of fuels, hydrogen (from the exhaust pipe is extracted only steam). It must be provided with a compressed gas tank. For example, Hyundai Nexo, available on many European markets, has 156 liters of hydrogen. Which gives him a range of about 660 kilometers on one refueling.
The gas is supplied by cable to fuel cells . Where it is mixed with oxygen from the air. As a result of the reaction that followed. Electricity is produced and – as a by-product – steam. The resulting current drives the motor. Which in the case of the Nexo model generates up to 120 kW and allows a speed of 179 km / h.

Cheaper lighting

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Cheaper lighting

Cheaper lighting – In a large number of countries is valid warrant driving lights beam throughout the year. This increases fuel consumption because the car needs to generate more energy. The Audi calculated that conventional bulbs need more than 135 watts of power, while the LED lights consume only approx. 80 W. The difference is 60%.

Flying police – Projects police cars

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Flying police – Projects police cars

Flying police – Projects police cars entered the competition, which was held at the Motor Show in LA, consist of:

  • BMW Group Designworks USA – E-Patrol – Double cruiser equipped with 3 small unmanned drones. EPatrol will recover electricity from sheet by hot blazing sun tarmac, the car will be prosecuted and detained electromagnetic pulse.
  • General Motors – Volt Squad a 3 electric vehicles: Observeused for observation and control. Pursue to chase, and Engage the transportation of detainees delinquents.
  • Subaru – SHARC (Subaru Highway Automated Response Concept) which won the competition for LA Design Challenge – highway patrol vehicle itself has some interesting technical solutions:

thin organic foam-filled tires instead of air

the suspension is, however, electro-mechanical, with a special material IPMC (Ionic Polymer Metal Composite) enabling, depending on the applied voltage embracing different shapes

– with electrical energy wheels can also be deflected vertically.

Martian rover Opportunity

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Martian rover Opportunity

Martian rover Opportunity – Even the greatest optimists did not count on that mission Opportunity could last so long. Famous vehicle landed on Mars January 25, 2004, 21 days after its sister rover Spirit. The probe flew in thin Martian atmosphere at a speed of 20920 km / h. Then spread a parachute and auxiliary nozzles, which have slowed down the fall of the rover.

Above the surface filled with airbags, which enabled a soft landing. Opportunity probe fell to the surface like a soccer ball, several times ricocheted off the ground and rolled on the heterogeneous landscape. 15 minutes of tension in the center ground, NASA ended signal that the probe had reached its destination without any obstacles and failures.

For 10 years of work Opportunity rover has experienced many adventures. In 2005. Nearly two months stuck in a sand dune. Many engineers have placed the cross on him, but the rover piece by piece freed the treacherous traps. Rover, using solar batteries, sometimes struggled with energy shortages. While the twin probe Spirit last time sent a signal to Earth 22 March 2010. Opportunity continues its mission today.

Its largest and most revolutionary discovery was to find the mineral jarosite. It is unequivocal proof that Mars also once were streams, rivers and lakes. Opportunity to learned the hard way how Martian storm. It has already defeated the marathon distance and despite some faults continues its mission.

Longest limousine – Built on basis of Cadillac

Longest limousine - The American Dream - Jay Ohrberg

Longest limousine – Built on basis of Cadillac

Longest limousine – “The American Dream is the longest limousine in the world, measuring 30.48 m. He built it on the basis of the Cadillac Eldorado, Jay Ohrberg specialist cars strange and interesting. He has among other vehicles Batman, The Flintstones and the De Lorean from Back to the Future“.