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FAB 1 is the codename for Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward's luxury six-wheeled saloon. While a common and dazzling sight, few people who see the car would guess what lies beneath the bonnet. At the flick of a switch, Penelope's chauffeur, Parker, can transform the saloon into a supersonic jet, capable of carrying Her Ladyship to Tracy Island in a matter of hours. Should a gentler pace be required, then FAB 1 is just as much at home on water, where hydrofoils extend beneath the chassis, allowing it to skim over the water at speeds in excess of 170 kilometres per hour.

Technical Data

  • Armaments: 3 high-velocity mini-guns (2 at front, 1 at rear); 2 heat-seeking rockets; 2 mini torpedo tubes
  • Crew: 1 pilot/driver and 3 passengers
  • Engines: 1 gas turbine jet engine; 6 mini hover engines (located in wheels)
  • Height: 1.68 metres (5.5 feet)
  • Length: 7.9 metres (26 feet)
  • Maximum speed (air): 9120 km/h (5664 mph)
  • Maximum speed (land): 320 km/h (199 mph)
  • Maximum speed (sea): 185 km/h (115 mph)
  • Power source: Hackenbacker series 3000 nuclear fusion reactor (miniature version)
  • Weight: 3.4 tonnes
  • Width with hydrofoils extended: 3.5 metres (11.5 feet)
  • Wingspan: 4.7 metres (15.5 feet)