Video: Water Powered Trike Can Reach 0-60 In Just 0.5 Seconds!

Powered entirely by pressurised water, this thing is mad!

4y ago

This man, Francois Gissy, is a bit of a daredevil to say the least. Not long ago he built a bicycle that could reach 207mph. What was so special about this bicycle? Well, it had something to do with the rocket attached to its rear.

This time, he's showing us that you don't have to have some form of combustion to reach ridiculous speeds. His latest creation is a trike powered by nothing but rain water. And it can reach 62mph in just 0.55 seconds. Intrigued?

It has a motorbike front fork, rear wheels from a go-kart, and a carbon fibre wrapped water tank made from aluminium which carries 35 gallons of water under 6000psi of pressure. Each milliliter poured in by hand via a saucepan - crazy or a genius?

All that was left to do was connect the trike up to some measuring equipment and pull the scary go lever. At this point, the trike and its rider hurtles towards 62mph in just 0.55 seconds under 5.1g. He's lucky he didn't fall off the thing as it hurried towards the end of the strip.

Talk about eco-efficient! Although you'd be a bit stuck during a hosepipe ban...



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Comments (18)

  • Impressive. That's the speed I saw myself going in my pedal car as a kid 😂

      4 years ago
  • It's like taking a piss in extra time at the game.

      4 years ago
  • Hmmmmmm....I work in marine and deal with pressurised hydraulics and this doesn't seem right. The liquid itself will not compress so you need a medium to act like a spring to store energy - often air is used for this purpose. To me, it looks like there is a propellant used to maintain pressure. I thought I was just being a 'negative nancy' until I saw what appears to be a flame at 29 seconds. It could be that the last vestige of water mist is just refracting light to appear to be blue.....but I doubt it.

      4 years ago
    • Under pressure and being compressed ore not the same thing.

      You can simply pressurize the tank with air.

        4 years ago
  • That amount of acceleration has got to hurt.

      4 years ago
  • Wow! Give it some aerodynamics and it would go even faster.

      4 years ago