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ThrustSSC

ThrustSSC (SuperSonic Car) is a British designed and built jet propelled car designed by Richard Noble[?] and Ron Ayers[?], which holds the world land speed record.


ThrustSSC at Black Rock Desert,
Nevada, USA.

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On October 15th 1997 in the Black Rock Desert[?] in Nevada USA, driven by Andy Green[?], ThrustSSC became the first land vehicle to smash the sound barrier, reaching a speed of 763 mph (1227 km/h).

In 1983 Richard Noble had broken the world land speed record with his earlier car Thrust2, which reached a speed of 633 mph (1018 km/h).

ThrustSSC and Thrust2 are displayed at the Museum of British Road Transport in Coventry, England.

After the record breaking ThrustSSC run the World Motor Sport Council released the following message:
The World Motor Sport Council homologated the new world land speed records set by the team ThrustSSC of Richard Noble, driver Andy Green, on 15 October 1997 at Black Rock Desert, Nevada (USA).
This is the first time in history that a land vehicle has exceeded the speed of sound. The new records are as follows:
Flying mile 763.035 mph (1227.985 kph)
Flying kilometre 1223.657 kph (760.343 mph)
In setting the record, the sound barrier was broken in both the north and south runs.
Paris, 11 November 1997


The team with ThrustSSC.
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