This is the Cadillac World Thorium Concept Car. It was displayed at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show as a view into Cadillac’s idea of the future. It would be powered by a laser heating up a block of thorium to flash water to steam to drive a turbine that would then drive the wheels. In other words, the steam car is about to return!
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[Image Credit: TXCHNOLOGIST]