Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 26 (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

Jafr Desert, Jordan

Surface TypeMud Playa
Course Orientation160
Length10 miles (16.1 km)

Run: 26 (Subsonic)

At 09:19:00 on 28/05/97 Local Time (06:19:00 on 28/05/97 GMT)

Peak Speed114 mph (183.46 km/h)
Distance Covered1 miles (1.6 km)
Direction160 degrees (magnetic)
Peak Acceleration0.7 g
Peak Deceleration0.2 g


DriverFelt good. Stopped short of 125mph because of an intercom failure. Stopped on rolling resitance only.

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