Engineered rocket bike breaks speed record

A rocket-propelled bicycle has outrun a Ferrari 430 Scuderia to set a world record speed of 333km/h.

François Gissy rode to the record on a hydrogen peroxide rocket bike designed by Arnold Neracher.

The bike, dubbed Kamikaze 5, took less that seven seconds to travel a quarter of a mile at the Circuit Paul Ricard circuit in France.

Extract from the Engineer.