Pressurized Water Powered Trike Goes 0-62MPH In Half A Second

September 15, 2017

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This is a video of François Gissy's Water Trike, a trike powered by 35 gallons of rain water in a carbon fiber wrapped tank, pressurized to 6,000PSI. It goes from 0-62 MPH in a hair over half a second (0.55 seconds to be exact), and tops out at 162.2MPH before *putting on cool guy sunglasses* running out of steam.
"Yeah, except that isn't steam." I knew that. "Did you though?" Not really, no.

Keep going for the video while I try to figure out how the hell you can ride this thing without leaving your head and a few vertebrae at the starting line.

Thanks to Jeff D, who agrees it's disgusting there are people out there speeding around on water-pressure powered trikes when I can barely even get a trickle out of my shower head at home.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Holyfrikkin whiplashBatman

  • M Roberts

    I wonder how much vertical acceleration one could get with that. Could you have a water-pressure first-stage rocket?

  • GeneralDisorder

    "The current record for greatest altitude achieved by a water and air propelled rocket is 2723 feet (830 meters), held by the University of Cape Town, achieved on 26 August 2015,"
    From wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...

  • Closet Nerd

    Where are the cool streamers on the end of the handlebars?!

  • reave

    HUGE missed opportunity.

  • reave

    We get it, you vape.

  • reave

    Moves so fast it actually distorts time at around the 1:00 mark.

    https://imgur.com/a/2ySEq

  • Jenness

    I thought that was just glitch on my end. WOW!

  • Doog

    Glitch in the Matrix fast.

  • Draco Basileus

    Vaporware

  • Meh

    That's scary fast. Especially considering that thing probably can't steer.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Seems the front wheel stayed down the whole ride. You wouldn't need to steer much on a top speed run though.

    That acceleration must be like getting punched in the taint by the hand of god.

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