Last year we told you about a car
that runs entirely on coffee
. Since then, while we've been writing about caffine-chugging bacteria and other, somewhat dubious, uses for your coffeemaker, the car-puccino's creators were not content. The U.K. team have created an all new car, and this one just set a world record for the fastest gasification vehicle
Like the previous model, this car was made in conjunction with the BBC program Bang Goes the Theory
by engineer Martin Bacon
and Durham England's Teesdale Conservation Volunteers
. This new iteration of the coffee car tops out at 66.5 mph, snatching the previous speed record from a wood chip powered vehicle. That car, from Beaver Energy, topped out at 43mph. The record breaking run is sure to turn some heads as the buzz around alternative energy vehicles reaches a fevered pitch.
To get this Rover SD1
to go on nothing but coffee grounds, the vehicle needs a few modifications.