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Land Speed Record with Steam Power

Posted: February 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: tandem | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Land Speed Record with Steam Power

Steam-engined vehicles are quaint, retro and obsolete … right? Well, maybe not. The current land speed record for a steam-powered vehicle currently sits at 148 mph (238 kph), set by the British car Inspiration team in 2009. Now, Chuk Williams’ U.S. Land Steam Record (USLSR) Team is hoping to steal that title in its LSR Streamliner, powered by a heat-regenerative external combustion Cyclone engine – an engine that could someday find common use in production automobiles. Gizmag More

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