Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 30 (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: 30 (Subsonic)

At 09:15:00 on 31/05/97 Local Time (06:15:00 on 31/05/97 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile360 mph (579.348 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre360 mph (579.348 km/h)
Peak Speed410 mph (659.813 km/h)
Distance Covered5 miles (8 km)
Direction160 degrees (magnetic)
Wind5 mph (8 km/h)
Peak Acceleration1.1 g
Peak Deceleration0.8 g
First Parachute Deployed after3 miles (4.83 km)


DriverFirst maximum afterburner run this year. Car extremely stable and very fast! Again slight instability in the parachute which will be cured for the next run.

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