U.S. team wants steam record back, will use Cyclone Power engine
Apparently, at least one person here in the United States wants that record back. According to Wired, steam car aficionado Chuk Williams has secured a powerplant from Cyclone Power Technologies that he hopes will propel a 21-foot long, 1,600-pound streamlined vehicle to a higher top speed at the Bonneville Salt Flats in August of 2011.
That Cyclone engine is a unique piece of engineering. An external combustion engine that weighs just 200 pounds, this custom-built engine reportedly puts out 180 horsepower and has a maximum starting torque of 850 foot-pounds and 262 foot-pounds at 3,600 RPM. Sounds impressive, and we wish Williams the best in his endeavor.
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