[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wFTQNudtX4&w=440&h=253]I do not understand how this is physically possible, but it is. Toyota has developed an air-powered car. And it has reached 129.2 kilometers per hour on a test track.

The project came out of the “Dream Car Factory,” where Toyota attracts its young, visionary, and talented engineers. The projects developed on the dream factory are done on a voluntary basis, as a way to stimulate creativity and allow the new crop of employees to experiment with their fresh ideas.

The car uses Toyota’s technology for car air conditioner compressors, but flips the process so that inflated air propels the three-wheeled car forwards. I didn’t find any word about moving the car to market, but it appears they're going to try for the Guiness world record for fastest car driven by a compressed air engine. There are others?!

-- Terra Curtis

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