ūüé• Elon Musk Just Shared Footage of a Hyperloop Accelerating to 200 Mph And Holy Crap


Ever since Elon Musk¬†shared his blueprints¬†for the hyperloop – a revolutionary transport system that has the potential to shuttle humans at speeds of more than 1,200 km/h (746 mph) – the engineering community has been in overdrive, with hyperloop prototypes¬†popping up all over the place. And now Musk has put up footage of a test pod accelerating to 324 km/h (201 mph) over the space of just a few seconds, and… well, we’ll let you watch for yourself, because it’s pretty spectacular stuff.

The competition was held at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and this design – known as the WARR Hyperloop – was created by a team of 30 students from The Technical University of Munich in Germany.

The WARR Hyperloop pod is powered by a 50 kW electric motor, is made from carbon fibre, and weighs just 80 kg (176 pounds).

It beat out rival teams to achieve¬†the fastest speed on the day¬†– and Musk believes the test tube they were competing in could allow hyperloop pods to¬†smash the speed of sound¬†in future.¬†Impressive, right? Here’s the footage of the full run: