Something for you “Steam” Punk Sheddies

Handout/PA Wire
Handout/PA Wire

A British-built steam supercar has successfully test-launched ahead of its bid to break a century-old world land speed record for steam-powered vehicles.

The 25ft-long British Steam Car – dubbed the “fastest kettle in the world” – reached speeds of up to 60mph on tarmac at the Ministry of Defence’s Thorney Island facility in Emsworth, Hampshire.

The team hope to break a 103-year-old record by improving on the 127mph reached by American Fred Marriott driving a Stanley steam car in 1906 at the Daytona Beach Road Course. The attempt will take place in California’s Mojave desert in June.

By Andrew Wilcox

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