The allure of shrinking the world through supersonic flight has captivated aviation enthusiasts for decades. Concorde, the legendary Anglo-French marvel, offered a taste of this future, whisking passengers across the Atlantic in under three hours. However, economic and environmental concerns led to its retirement in 2003.

Now, Spanish designer Oscar Viñals reignites the supersonic dream with the ‘Hyper Sting,’ a conceptual jet promising to redefine transatlantic travel.

Hyper Sting: A Supersonic Behemoth

The Hyper Sting is a behemoth compared to its supersonic predecessor.

At 328 feet (100 meters) long, it dwarfs Concorde’s 200-foot (61-meter) frame, offering space for 130 to 170 passengers – nearly double Concorde’s capacity.

But the real game-changer lies beneath its sleek exterior: a cold fusion nuclear reactor.

This revolutionary technology, if achieved, would provide immense power without the fear of meltdowns associated with traditional nuclear reactors.

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Supersonic airliner Concorde in flight, 1986. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

Imagine this: you hop on board in London, settle into your plush seat, and within a mind-blowing 80 minutes, you’re touching down in New York.

The Hyper Sting boasts a phenomenal Mach 3.5 speed, translating to a flight time that rivals the commute from the Bronx to Brooklyn by subway.