Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 52 (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: 52 (Subsonic)

At 14:24:00 on 23/09/97 Local Time (21:24:00 on 23/09/97 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile719.137 mph (1157.307 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre721.358 mph (1160.881 km/h)
Peak Speed721 mph (1160.305 km/h)
Distance Covered13.4 miles (21.6 km)
Direction232 degrees (magnetic)
Wind10 mph (16.1 km/h)


DriverDouble chute failure - stopped from 200mph on the brakes. 1.4 mile overshoot.

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