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Elon 'Tony Stark' Musk Is Building A Hyperloop Podracer Track Because He's The Man

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Billionaire, philanthropist, inventor, and entrepreneur---Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal---is building a five-mile test track to leverage his new Hyperloop technology. For those not in the know, Hyperloop is a conceptual high-speed transportation system where commuters sit in train-like pods that jet across the track like a puck in a game of air hockey.

We are still a long way away from seeing that kind of technology laid out across the world, but this track will allow for teams and individuals to build and race Star Wars status podracers to help further both the Hyperloop idea and the technology involved in making this a major form of transpertation. Here's a sketch of something you might travel in to get from Los Angeles to San Franssico incredibly fast...


And here's a look at what the podracing circuit will (hopefully) look like...



According to Musk himself, the track will most likely be built in Texas. Looking forward to see this all come to life.