If you were to cross a Bugatti Veyron with a limousine, the Superbus would be what you’d get. In reality, this is a fully electric-powered vehicle that is capable of speeds in excess of 250 km/h (155 mph). It was developed in the Netherlands by researchers from TU-Delft. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.


The project is led by Wubbo Ockels, the Netherlands’ first astronaut and a professor of aerospace sustainable engineering and technology at TU-Delft. Along with two other key people, the three head up the Superbus research and development team.

The Superbus is made of carbon fiber and has an electric motor (battery powered). It seats up to 20 passengers in a luxury setting, with 16 gull-wing doors for easy entrance. Has a cruising speed of 255 km/h (155 mph). Contains an obstacle detection system using radar equipment and a fast responding electronic guidance system. Has undergone significant testing and features high manoeuvrability and formidable breaking power.