This followup to the hydrogen peroxide-powered bicycle, builds upon that creation and is capable of reaching speeds in excess of 170mph in just 2.6-seconds. The low carbon, stainless steel engine produces approx. 750lb of thrust and rockets the go-kart with 3 g’s of acceleration. Video after the jump.
As a bipropellant, H2O2 is decomposed to burn a fuel as an oxidizer. Specific impulses as high as 350 s (3.5 kN·s/kg) can be achieved, depending on the fuel. Peroxide used as an oxidizer gives a somewhat lower Isp than liquid oxygen, but is dense, storable, noncryogenic and can be more easily used to drive gas turbines to give high pressures. It also can be used for regenerative cooling of rocket engine