Ferrari 430 Scuderia, meet bicycle. Marshall Pruett:
Which is the more amazing feat: Switzerland’s Francois Gissy leaving a Ferrari 430 Scuderia sitting still at the dragstrip as he recorded 3.1gs of inline acceleration on his way to a top speed of 207 mph, or that he did this on a BICYCLE?
That cannot be an ordinary bicycle, right?
That bicycle, incidentally, was equipped with a rocket engine supplying 4.2 kN (944 pounds) of thrust… Gissy hit that 207-mph mark in just 4.8 seconds, at the 300-meter mark of the run. His quarter-mile time was a scant 6.8 seconds.
The video is remarkable.