And they say electric cars don't go fast. A group of BYU engineering students have built an electric streamliner that peaked at speeds of 175 mph. With that quiet electric motor I'll bet the "whoosh" it makes is gorgeous.
Car that runs on coffee? Check. Coffee-car that beats landspeed records? Not so check, until now. With this update to the original "Carpuccino," the Teesdale Conservation Volunteers have built a car that can hit 66.5mph running just on coffee beans, making it the fast gasification-powered car ever.
Jets, spacecraft, and giant robots—some people build amazing things in their garages. Makes you feel a little self-conscious about that "cherry" 1981 Malibu and the stack of National Geographics you keep threatening to put on eBay, doesn't it.