CNG powered car aims for land speed record

A custom-built vehicle natural gas-powered vehicle, the Streamliner, is aiming to beat the current land speed record of 458 mph (731 km/h). The team, led by Roger Lessman, was trying to beat it in Bonneville Salts, but needed to postpone their attempt until next year because of bad weather conditions.

Lessman said, "I wanted to do something different; quite frankly I thought it would be cool to go really fast with alternative fuel. There is a perception out there that alternative fuels are lower performance, and I had a point to prove."

A 572 cubic inch, 1,500 horsepower engine is used to power the Streamliner.

[Source: NGV]

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