Photos: Acabion--the shape of cars to come?
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Acabion says its car can accelerate from 180 mph to 280 mph in 10 seconds--even faster than Formula 1 cars. It also claims that the cars use half the fuel, cruising at 120 mph, than a 2006 high-tech diesel compact car would use.
The Acabion has a passenger compartment that will fit two adults. Special passenger security shells and additional Formula 1 security technology are combined for safety.
The slim design allows a total body weight of about 790 pounds. With its 360 horsepower engine, the Acabion exceeds 1,000 horsepower per ton of vehicle weight, which is where it gets its speed.
This illustration shows how the body of an Acabion vehicle resembles the body of a heliocopter. Notice the rear wings on the Acabion.