They did it. A whooping 139.843mph. That's 225.06km/h in the right speed units. The UK team lead by Charles Burnett III broke the world record for steam cars, as you can see in the video.
This is the fastest kettle in the world, like his owner— Charles Burnett III—calls it. The 25-foot steam—powered supercar is being readied to break the speed record in that category right now, at the Daytona Beach Road Course.
This is the World's Fastest Kettle. That's what Charles Burnett III calls his steam supercar, which will race at 170mph over the Mojave Desert this coming June. Yes, I can't believe it either.
This crazy Batman-esque steam-powered car is an entry to the British Steam Car Challenge, which intends to both break the land speed record for steam records and give a lot of people steam burns in the process.