An insane rocket-powered bicycle was pitted against a Ferrari F430 Scuderia in France at the Paul Ricard circuit.

An insane rocket-powered bicycle was pitted against a Ferrari F430 Scuderia in France at the Paul Ricard circuit.

After seeing the Volvo FH dueling a Koenigsegg One:1 on a track, now it's time to take a look at a heavily modified bicycle driven by Francois Gissy and running on hydrogen peroxide going up against the menacing Ferrari F430 Scuderia. The impressive bike was designed by Arnold Neracher from Exotic Thermo Engineering and has three small rocket thrusters providing a total thrust of 4500 kN (kilonewtons). This hardware arrangement has granted the rocket-powered bicycle with a 0-207 mph (0-333 km/h) run in an amazing 4.8 seconds after approximately 250 meters.

As a consequence, the Ferrari F430 Scuderia looked slow even though it's no slouch since it will do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in less than 3.6 seconds and the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) sprint in 11.6 seconds before topping out at 198 mph (320 km/h). We remind you the 1,250 kg vehicle packs a V8 4.3-liter engine developing 510 HP (375 kW) and 470 Nm (346 lb-ft) of torque.

Francois Gissy says that with enough funding a new bicycle called "Spine Crusher" will be developed to go beyond the 400 km/h (248.5 km/h) mark. 

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