If you’ve been imagining that the world’s fastest bicycle will probably look like one of those ridden at the Tour de France, you’re dreadfully wrong. Instead, students from Liverpool University in the U.K. have developed a bicycle that touches 90 mph and looks like an egg on wheels! Called the ARION1, this bicycle is encased in carbon-fiber and a rider is required to use a camera and on-board monitor to navigate it.
The bicycle is claimed to be 40 times more aerodynamic that the Bugatti Veyron, which happens to be the fastest road-legal car in the world. Currently in the development stage, the ARION1 will be readied by the end of next year and will attempt to break the world record at the World Human Power Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada. Currently, the fastest pedal-powered vehicle is a contraption built by a Dutch team who managed to cross 83.1mph.
[Via – PSFK]