Rolls Royce are set to enter the space race with a nuclear-powered car that will be able to take drivers on a leisurely cruise to Mars.
The luxury car make has announced they will be stuffing some of their engines with traces of uranium, a nuclear quality that is usually used in nuclear power plants.
Taking that radioactive mass and sticking it under the bonnet appears to be the next step for space travel, as Rolls Royce took to Twitter to announce their new design feature.
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A "Micro-Reactor" may prove to be the next step as the car looks ready to take drivers into space and beyond.
Rolls Royce released a brief statement and a closer look at the "Rolls Royce Micro-Reactor" on Twitter, where they boasted the new engine would "withstand extreme conditions".
They wrote: "A Rolls-Royce Micro-Reactor is designed to use an inherently safe and extremely robust fuel form.
"Each uranium particle is encapsulated in multiple protective layers that act as a containment system, allowing it to withstand extreme conditions."
Such a powerful engine, Yahoo! reported, could be more than enough to transport drivers to the Moon and Mars, with Rolls Royce hoping that the fuel source can last a long trip to the Moon.
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Nuclear fission appears to be the next step in space travel, with the mock-up shown by Rolls Royce part of their next steps in pushing their brand into orbit.
Rolls Royce's website confirmed their space-based plan, with a brief statement reading: "Nuclear power offers significant advantages in space exploration.
"As a self-contained and power dense solution, a micro-reactor can provide power for exploration of a planetary surface, or for power and propulsion of space craft."
It would appear that the brand best associated with James Bond is hoping to make its very own Moon and Mars bases.
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