Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 50 (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

Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA

Surface TypeMud Playa
Course Orientation52
Length13 miles (20.9 km)

Run: 50 (Subsonic)

At 13:25:00 on 22/09/97 Local Time (20:25:00 on 22/09/97 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile687.941 mph (1107.103 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre689.347 mph (1109.366 km/h)
Peak Speed689 mph (1108.808 km/h)
Distance Covered11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Direction232 degrees (magnetic)
Wind5 mph (8 km/h)


DriverGood run. You can hear the buzzing of the shockwave above the cockpit over 590mph.

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