Steam-powered car breaks world speed record

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British team breaks oldest land speed record

Today [Aug. 25] at 8.19am Charles Burnett III successfully broke the land speed record for a steam powered car – which has stood for more than 100 years – achieving an average speed of 139.843mph on two runs over a measured mile.

The previous record of 127 mph was set in 1906.