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Toyota Breaks Speed Records With A Compressed Air Car [Headlines]

Toyota builds compressed air car that exceeds 80 miles per hour.

Nestor Bailly, PSFK
  • 26 september 2011

With all the talk about alternate fuel cars, one technology you hear little about is the compressed air engine. Toyota wants top change that, so they built a car that could break 80-mph running on nothing but a bunch of hot air.

The Ku:Rin uses what is essentially an air conditioner compressor operating in reverse to provide power, and while the 80.3-mph top speed sounds good, the paltry two mile range isn’t going to cut it in the real world. DVICE

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