When Elon Musk came up with the idea of sending people racing through tubes from one destination to another at speeds up to 4 times what most hypercars like the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1 could achieve, many considered him crazy. However, that crazy idea from 2012 is fast becoming a reality.
Recently, Elon Musk tweeted out a video showing off what is now the fastest Hyperloop pod in existence. While it is a long way from the Hyperloop's estimated 1200kph top speed, the pod by theWARR Hyperloop Team took the title of the fastest pod at SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.
The WARR Hyperloop pod uses magnetic levitation (maglev) which is in use in high-speed railways like the airport train in Shanghai to accelerate the pod through the near vacuum environment tubes to achieve its supercar beating top speed. Ass for how it stops, well as Elon Musk stated in a reply to one of the questions following his tweet — brakes.
Hyperloop has the potential to become one of the fastest modes of transport around and with pods getting faster by the day, it wont be long before Musk's idea becomes a reality. A Delhi to Bangalore (2,175km) in an hour and 50 minutes could very well be possible.