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Bullet elevator

A super fast and bullet-shaped elevator that is capable of travelling up to 40.2 mph or roughly 59 feet per second. Manufactured by Mitsubishi for the Shanghai centre tower, the new elevator takes on an aerodynamic form to travel at a record-breaking speed of 40.2 mph, which is almost twice as fast as the current speed record holder, the Burj Khalifa's elevators in downtown Dubai.

The bullet elevator uses a special cable made of high-intensity steel strands wrapped in plastic for maximum speed and safety. In addition to being fast, the bullet elevator is also green with its motors having the capacity to regenerate electricity, thereby reducing power consumption by 30%. Inside the car, various mechanisms minimise vibrations and control air pressure so people riding in it don't feel their ears pop while travelling up and down at such high speed.

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