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Century-Old World Land Speed Record Broken

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Dec 30, 2009 • References: steamcar and electronicsinfoline
A British built steam powered supercar exceeded the world’s longest standing land speed record by hitting a scorching average speed of 139.843 mph. The speed achieved exceeded the 127.659 mph record set by the racing driver Fred Marriott in 1906. It was the world’s longest standing land speed record.

While this model isn’t eco-friendly, it demonstrates that steam may be an eoc-friendly choice in the future. Dubbed the “fastest kettle in the world“, the 25-ft long car smashed the century old record in August at Edward’s Air Force Base in California.