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1997 Thrust SSC (Super Sonic Car)

On October 15, 1997, the British Royal Air Force pilot, Andy Green (Andy Green), developed 1228 kilometers per hour (1.02 M) in a car. This was the average speed over the two runs required to register the record officially.

The Thrust SSC was built by the team of Briton Richard Noble. Engineers had to work hard to get a streamlined and durable body, but the main thing is a chassis that can withstand movement at supersonic speeds. The car was powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey 202 turbojet engines from the Phantom fighter.

This is the first car to break the sound barrier unequivocally. Two Rolls Royce Spey turbofan engines muscled this car past that once elusive mark with a combined 50,000 pounds of thrust. The engines burned nearly 5 gallons of fuel every second. Pilot Andy Green averaged 763.04 mph over a mile on Nevada's Black Rock dry lake on October 15, a day after the 50th anniversary of Chuck Yeager's first supersonic flight.


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