Toyota Breaks Compressed Air Speed Record with Ku:Rin
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The three-wheeled creation you see in the adjacent image is now the world’s fastest compressed air vehicle, as Integrity Exports writes. We are talking about the Ku:Rin, a project developed by Toyota Industries Corp., a subsidiary of Toyota Motors.
The Ku:Rin was put through its paces at Japan Automobile Research Institute's test track, managing to hit a top speed of 80.3 mph (129 km/h). a feat that is being submitted to the Guinness World Records.
The vehicle is powered by a reversed A/C compressor that relies on the expansion of compressed air to generate power, with the downside being the fact that the system, with its compressed air tanks, offers a driving range of only 2 miles (3.2 km), about as much as one cherry gives a human being.
However, Toyota insists that this is not just showboating, as the achievement demonstrates its expertise in building AC compressors for your car.
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On 23 September 2011 at 17:14 UTC, bob said:
Wow...expansion of compress Air and develop exodus power....to drive the power train...
On 11 December 2011 at 03:03 UTC, david said:
It is all about None-linear force of thermal dynamic, check my presentation on this.
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