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Heating up the British Steam Car

Meet the steam-powered British Steam Car, which looks like the love child of the Batmobile and an F-15 fighter jet. Its goal: break the 127 mph land speed record set in 1906.

Meet the British Steam Car, which looks a bit like the love child of the Batmobile and an F-15 fighter jet. The goal for this sleek, modern-day automotive design is to break the 127 mph land speed record set by a Stanley Steamer in 1906.

The vehicle, which uses superheated steam as its driving force, this week passed a milestone with a run of better than 80 mph on a test track in England. Next month, the British Steam Car will be shipped from England to the U.S. The goal is to make the record attempt in a dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base in California--depending on the weather.

Find out more about how the Steam Car works in the gallery above, and watch it take a steamy spin in the video.