Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 12 (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: 12 (Subsonic)

At 17:10:00 on 28/09/96 Local Time (16:10:00 on 28/09/96 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile80 mph (128.744 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre80 mph (128.744 km/h)
Peak Speed200 mph (321.86 km/h)
Distance Covered1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Direction250 degrees (magnetic)
Wind15 mph (24.1 km/h)
First Parachute Deployed after0.3 miles (0.48 km)


DriverFull military power by 80mph. Maximum afterburner took 3 seconds to engage - normal - with left burner opening less than 0.5 secs before the right. Afterburners fully lit at 150mph. Car very stable - speed peaked at 200mph.
Finish TeamThat little dot grew very big, very fast.

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