Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 19 (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: 19 (Subsonic)

At 14:00:00 on 19/04/97 Local Time (13:00:00 on 19/04/97 GMT)

Peak Speed65 mph (104.605 km/h)
Distance Covered1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Direction250 degrees (magnetic)
Wind10 mph (16.1 km/h)
Peak Acceleration0.5 g
Peak Deceleration0.3 g
First Parachute Deployed after0.3 miles (0.48 km)


DriverBrake and steering test after winter work on the car. Brake thermocouples need recalibration. Suspension and steering excellent.

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