superbus at dubai autodrome
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The world's first ever 'super bus' was developed by an astronaut and a racing aerodynamics expert.
Capable of speeds up to 155mph, the vehicle has been flown to the United Arab Emirates where it will be used by a sheikh to commute from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in under 30 minutes. The 50ft long 'bus' looks more like a sports car and cost over $13 million to build.
Made of lightweight materials including aluminium, carbon fibre, fibreglass and polycarbonate, it is 49ft long (15 metres), 8ft wide (2. 5 metres) and 5ft 5in high (1. 65 metres). Passengers will be able to enjoy comfort equal to that of a luxury limousine or private jet. The super bus has eight gullwing-style doors on each side to allow for a swift exit.