POMPANO BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets:CYPW) announced that the streamliner vehicle designed by Chuk William’s U.S. Land Steam Record Team to break the world speed record for steam-powered vehicles arrived in Cyclone’s facility last week for measurements to complete installation of the engine, gearbox and fiberglass body. Progress of the Cyclone-Williams LSR car can be viewed at cyclonepower.com/lsr_gallery.html.
Cyclone’s Mark V heat-regenerative external combustion engine will power the LSR car in its record breaking attempt, scheduled for later this year. Capable of producing 100 HP with maximum starting torque of 850 ft/lbs, the stock automotive Mark V engine is expected to propel the LSR car at speeds over 160 mph. Additionally, the powerful, compact Cyclone engine boasts very low emissions and can run on virtually any fuel, including 100% bio-fuels, or multi-fuel mixtures.
“With the Cyclone engine, we feel that we have an excellent chance of breaking the existing record of 148 mph set by the British team Inspiration,” stated steam car veteran and team leader Chuk Williams. “We need to bring this historic record back to the United States, and we want to do it with a steam engine that can eventually be placed into everyday passenger and commercial vehicles – something that hasn’t been done in over 100 years.”
“Our calculations show that we can break this record with our stock automotive engine,” stated Cyclone founder Harry Schoell. “We considered modifying the engine and combustion chamber to increase power output and speed, which we may do in the future. But for right now, we think it’s important to demonstrate the power, clean emissions and multi-fuel qualities of a Cyclone engine as you may possibly see it one day in an American made Ford or Chevy.”
The LSR team has already garnered great interest from sponsors and supporters of modern steam power as a viable present day alternative to gas and diesel internal combustion engines. The project has been endorsed by the Steam Automobile Club of America, the pre-eminent association of steam vehicle developers, racers and enthusiasts. Other individuals associated with the team include former engineers at NASA, Lockheed Martin and MIT.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for corporations and individuals who want to participate in this attempt at automotive racing history. Potential supporters may include providers of U.S. grown biofuels – the team has yet to choose a fuel for the run. Please visit the USLSR site for more info: http://landspeedrecord.intuitwebsites.com/index.html.
Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine – an eco-friendly external combustion engine with the power and versatility to run everything from portable electric generators and garden equipment to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and CEO Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is a modern day steam engine, ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process, and to run on virtually any fuel - including bio-diesels, syngas or solar - while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants into the air. Currently in its late stages of development, the Cyclone Engine was recognized by Popular Science Magazine as the Invention of the Year for 2008, and was presented with the Society of Automotive Engineers’ AEI Tech Award in 2006 and 2008. Additionally, Cyclone was recently named Environmental Business of the Year by the Broward County Environmental Protection Department. For more information, visit www.cyclonepower.com.
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