Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 1 (Subsonic)

Thrust SSC

Twin Rolls-Royce Spey powered jet-car

Power110000 hp (82027 kW)
Thrust50000 lbs (22680 kg)
Fuel Consumption4 Imperial gallons per second
4.8 US gallons per second
18.18 litres per second
0 to 60 mph2.5 seconds
0 to 100 mph4 seconds
0 to 600 mph16 seconds

DRA, Farnborough, England

Surface TypeTarmac
Course Orientation250
Length1.1 miles (1.8 km)

Run: 1 (Subsonic)

At 15:00:00 on 23/09/96 Local Time (14:00:00 on 23/09/96 GMT)

Peak Speed40 mph (64.372 km/h)
Distance Covered0.3 miles (0.5 km)
Direction250 degrees (magnetic)
Wind3 mph (4.8 km/h)
Peak Acceleration0.2 g
Peak Deceleration0.6 g


DriverCar went well - quite a bouncy feel to the ride. Brakes applied as a test at 40mph - wheels locked and left then right tyre burst. Car brought to a stand safely.

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