A team of Utah State University researchers have set a land speed record in their class with a dragster powered by cheese! The Aggie A-Salt Streamliner runs on yeast biodiesel derived from the industrial waste of cheese production. However despite its dairy-based origins, the hot rod performed impressively at the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s 2012 World of Speed event and broke the land speed record for one-liter engine vehicles.
Wow! Looking at the guys racing suit and all the right gear, let alone the dragster, it had to be pretty impressive – what, 300 mph, 400?
During the speed trials, the Aggie vehicle clocked in at 65.344 miles per hour. While that may not sound that impressive, it is quite an achievement for a biofueled vehicle with a one-liter, two-cylinder engine.
He was in a racing suit for that? By the way, aiku notes that it was a 5000 mice-power engine.