British steam car team suffers setback, record attempt still planned
The reason cited for the vehicle's failure is a problem with the car's water filter. Apparently, too much sediment was allowed into the intricate plumbing, which led to a clog somewhere in the system. While a breakdown is a normal part of a day's work when working on prototype vehicles like this, the fact that it happened in front of a ton of media outlets was a big setback for the team. No matter, a run up towards 170 mph is still the team's goal, and that's likely to take place later this year in Bonneville, barring any more major disasters of course.
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