A University of Toronto team behind an award-winning human-powered helicopter and the first wing-flapping plane are setting their sights on a new record by constructing what could be the world’s fastest bike.
Cameron Robertson, 27, and 10 other U of T students and graduates known as AeroVelo have been toiling away in their McCaul Street lab since September, building a futuristic-looking, energy efficient bike.
They say the bike — which they estimate will cost $100,000 and take more than 10,000 hours to complete — will be able to topple current records by reaching speeds of up to 145 km/h.
NEWS: U of T team aims to create world’s fastest bike
July 9, 2014 by
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