Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 31 (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: 31 (Subsonic)

At 07:16:00 on 03/06/97 Local Time (04:16:00 on 03/06/97 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile420 mph (675.906 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre420 mph (675.906 km/h)
Peak Speed462 mph (743.497 km/h)
Distance Covered6 miles (9.7 km)
Direction160 degrees (magnetic)
Peak Acceleration1.3 g
Peak Deceleration0.7 g
First Parachute Deployed after2.5 miles (4.02 km)


DriverGood run. Massive acceleration. Car always stayed within 10 to 15 ft of the white line. It was generally easy to keep tracking along the white line. Suspension behaved well on the bumpy parts of the surface.

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