The British Steam Car Challenge (BSCC) team thinks steam power shouldn't be limited to old trains, apartment buildings and teapot whistles. The team is building a 300hp car, dubbed Inspiration, that could hit 200mph. Inspiration is propelled by a jet of steam — water superheated by a propane furnace — driving a turbine at up to 12,000 rpm. To attempt a speed record for a steam-powered car, the team had to look all the way back to 1906, when a Stanley Steamer hit 127.7mph at Daytona Beach. History notes that the driver, Fred Marriott did nearly 30 jello shots and six Tequila shooters before setting the record.
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