Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 28 (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: 28 (Subsonic)

At 08:35:00 on 30/05/97 Local Time (05:35:00 on 30/05/97 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile150 mph (241.395 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre150 mph (241.395 km/h)
Peak Speed301 mph (484.399 km/h)
Distance Covered3 miles (4.8 km)
Direction340 degrees (magnetic)
Wind10 mph (16.1 km/h)
Peak Acceleration0.7 g
Peak Deceleration1 g
First Parachute Deployed after1.2 miles (1.93 km)


DriverAnother good run. Car drifted left - which was easy to correct with a bigger input required at speed.

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