Nov 3, 2008

Brit steam powered racer aims to be the fastest

The Brits are at it again! Few days after we heard of the 1000mph plus Bloodhound, its now time to target the steam-powered vehicle record as well. The new steam racer is looking to shatter the century old record by 40mph, going to the top speed of 170 miles per hour. To reach this speed, the car will produce a surprisingly large amount of heat.

Built out of donated, salvaged or custom-fabricated parts, the core of the car is powered by 12 micro boilers, where temperature reaches to a high 2000 Fahrenheit, producing a momentous 3 megawatt of heat! With only 360 hp to command, this indeed is quite extravagant.

Via: Popsci