Friday, October 3, 2008

The World's Fastest Car

On Sept. 13, 2007, the Shelby SuperCars' Ultimate Aero became the fastest production car in the world. The event took place on a temporarily closed, two-lane stretch of public highway in Washington State. In accordance with Guinness World Records' strict policies, the car had to drive down the highway, turn around, and make a second pass in the opposite direction within one hour. 

                  The Ultimate Aero posted 257.41 mph on the first pass and 254.88 mph on the second for an average of 256.18 mph. Official data were collected via a GPS tracking system from Austrian data acquisition company Dewetron. Guinness World Records later verified data for an official top-speed announcement on Oct. 9, 2007. At that speed the Ultimate Aero broke the official record held by the Koenigsegg CCR (242 mph) and the unofficial record (253 mph) held by Volkswagen's (VLKAY) $1.6 million Bugatti Veyron (BusinessWeek, 9/17/07).

           And the car could go even faster. NASA's wind tunnel testing facility in Langley, Va., found the Ultimate Aero to be aerodynamically stable at speeds up to 273 mph. It just ran out of road. "If there was additional straight pavement on which to accelerate, the top speed would have been considerably higher, so if anyone challenges our record there is tons left on the table," says Chuck Bigelow, the brave soul who piloted the Ultimate Aero on its record-breaking run.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Hi guys this is my first post on bikes and its about one of the fastest bike in the world Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R .It is every bikers dream to ride this machine.A machine that captivates the gaze. I've long been fascinated by the the Suzuki Hayabusa. To those of us who saw the sportbike evolve over the last 15 years. From the '86 GSXR750 to where we stand today, this bike is by far the pinnacle of progress.When u look at it- it seem huge. But once ur riding, it feels like a toy. 

The Hayabusa in unlike anything u have ever ridden before. When you rev the motor and accelerate off into the distance, it feels designed for this. As if it's sole purpose were entrenched in allowing the ride to travel at any velocity in relative safety and ease . You realize now the level of discipline and restraint it requires to own this bike. Well, maybe I wouldn't call it restraint, but just plain discipline. The whole package takes some readjusting as to what you might think of as normal. You're headed down the freeway, the speedometer indicates 70 mph, yet it barely seems to have risen around it's circular path.

                     One of the most interesting things I ever read about the Hayabusa is instead of pulling wheelies when you grab a fistful of throttle, instead the bike will rocket forward and slowly pull the front tire off the ground. 

When you sit upon this bike, it has a wondrous feel that occurs when your hands contact the handlebars. It's a tingle that flows through your wrists, arms, shoulders and causes a sensation of warmth to flow across your chest.


 The 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the fastest motorcycles money can buy with a power output in the area of 180hp / 144.6Kw 

The Engine is 1,299cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled

6-speed Transmission - Final Drive=Chain

Front brakes 6-piston calipers, 320mm dual discs 
Rear brakes Twin-piston caliper, disc 

Front suspension Inverted telescopic, 43mm titanium nitrided inner tube, fully adjustable rebound/compression/preload Progressive linkage, fully adjustable 

Rear suspension rebound/compression/preload 

Seat height 805mm 
Wheelbase 1,485mm 
Length 2,140mm 
Width 740mm 
Height 1,155mm 
Dry weight 217kg 
Fuel capacity 21.0L 

Colours = Blue Red Black 

The Suzuki Hayabusa or "Busa" is an unusual looking bike, people seem to love or hate them, you can't deny the performance.