Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 51 (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: 51 (Subsonic)

At 12:05:00 on 23/09/97 Local Time (19:25:00 on 23/09/97 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile693.507 mph (1116.061 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre696.863 mph (1121.462 km/h)
Peak Speed697 mph (1121.682 km/h)
Distance Covered12 miles (19.3 km)
Direction55 degrees (magnetic)
Wind10 mph (16.1 km/h)


DriverComp1 failed. First parachute failed - second chute good.

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