This Totally Bonkers 420-HP Superbike Has a Friggin' Turbine-Powered Engine - Maxim

This Totally Bonkers 420-HP Superbike Has a Friggin' Turbine-Powered Engine

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Impressed with the 200-plus horsepower Kawasaki H2, BMW HP4 Race and Ducati Superleggera? Check out the 420-horsepower MTT 420RR.

In place of a piston engine, it has a Rolls-Royce Allison gas turbine that spins at 54,000 rpm.

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The two-speed automatic transmission routes power to the rear wheel over a lengthy 68-inch wheelbase, which should contribute to stability at the 420RR's terminal velocity, whatever that actually is.

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MTT says that it is "faster than you will ever dare to go," but an earlier, less-powerful version of the bike achieved 227 mph with only 320 horsepower.

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We'll only know the true top speed when some intrepid customer buys one and takes it to the Bonneville Salt Flats for a record speed run. MTT operators are standing by to take your order.

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