A dose of caffeine definitely gets me going, and apparently can now fuel a car to a world record! Recently, A coffee powered car driven at 66mph (106km/h) has set a world land speed record. The Carpaccino reached the speed at Elvington airfield near York in an attempt at setting a record for vehicles powered by burning waste. A Tweet from them states they got an even faster speed:
September 15, 2011
Just to let you all know our first run up the track was 75mph then the second run down into the wind was 58mph giving us 66.5mph @thecoffeecar
Dried pellets of coffee grounds powered the 35-year-old Rover, driven by Martin Bacon (love the name). Check out their website for details and specs on the MK2 coffee car.