Posted Mar 12th 2012 10:29AM
The Superbus, the project of a series of university students in Delft, Holland, is so gloriously absurd it's surreal. It's a 15 metre long public bus as tall as the average man, runs on electricity, seats 23 passengers in individual captain's chairs, has 16 gullwing doors, is intended to go 250 km/h and, while it doesn't follow routes, will receive smartphone texts and pick you up at your location.
Most important: it's been in development for five years and, yes, it's real. The student engineers took it out after a snowfall in the Netherlands for some ABS testing and not only did they get it up to a claimed 85 kilometers per hour, it looks pretty composed doing it. Follow the jump to watch how it handles emergency maneuvers.