Move over cruise ships, here come the big kids on the playground. Around the world in 80 days? How about around the world in a NASA Crawler-Transporter? Some of these awesome vehicles will accommodate you, like the Airbus A380 – the largest passenger plane in the world. Others, like Antonov AN-225 Mriya, will be more than happy to transport your space shuttle if you happen to own one.
The bigger the vehicle gets, the more fuel it requires. At staggering 2,9 m litres of burned fuel per hour, the NASA Space Launch System undoubtedly takes the throne of the world’s hungriest mega transporter. A reasonable title seeing that no astronaut would like to be stuck halfway to their destination. You can relate, right? Unfortunately, this amazing vehicle is built to fly vertically through the atmosphere, rather than horizontally. This means that it’s disqualified from this around the world race of transport giants. Going up is not quite the same as going around.
The Airbus is a fantastic choice for those who seek comfort and efficiency above all. Sure it burns only 14, 383 litres of fuel per hour but it could probably take you around the world and get you safely back home in one day. But why would you choose that when you can have a single greatest vehicle since the Batmobile. Fest your eyes on this fuel devouring Thrust Supersonic Car. This amazing vehicle can break a sound barrier at its top speed of 1,228 km/h. It probably won’t get you far because it’s not suitable for nearly all terrains but you’ll look so good leaning on it at the parking lot. Let this infographic help you in choosing the ideal transporter for your next trip around the world. And keep in mind: the size counts – especially the size of the fuel tank.