A 4000mph Hyper Chariot shuttle will whisk passengers between London and Edinburgh in just 8 minutes!

You'll have barely had a chance to sit down!

If you want to get from London to Edinburgh, you’re in for a long ride!

The 332 mile journey takes about seven hours by car, at least four by train, and just over an hourĀ if you decide to fly… but a new 4000mph super-shuttle could whisk passengersĀ between the cities in just 8 minutes!

Dan from Fun Kids spoke toĀ Joanna and Nick – the brains behind Hyper Chariot – for ourĀ Fun Kids Science WeeklyĀ podcast to see find out more!

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What is the Hyper Chariot?

The Hyper ChariotĀ can accelerate from 0 to 1000mph in just 60 seconds, usingĀ ultra-powerful electric linear motors thatĀ accelerate twice as fast as a Boeing 747 plane!

TheĀ Chariot aims to useĀ rollercoaster-type technology to catapult car-sized capsules through airless concrete tubes at five times the speed of sound!

It would be cheaper than catching the train too, with a ticketĀ forĀ London to Edinburgh costing around Ā£100.

Plus, the Hyper Chariot can be 100 per cent solar powered andĀ produces zero emissions, so it won’t just save time and money but help to save the planet too!

The only downside is… it hasn’t actually been built yet!

The Hyper Chariot is still (literally) a pipe dream but the company behind it areĀ developing a fully-working demonstrator, ā€˜The Velocitator’, which will be unveiled in 2021.

For moreĀ space news and science stories like this, check out the Fun Kids Science Weekly!

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