Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 54 (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: 54 (Subsonic)

At 14:21:00 on 25/09/97 Local Time (21:21:00 on 25/09/97 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile728.008 mph (1171.583 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre730.784 mph (1176.051 km/h)
Peak Speed731 mph (1176.398 km/h)
Distance Covered13 miles (20.9 km)
Direction232 degrees (magnetic)
Wind4 mph (6.4 km/h)
Peak Acceleration1 g
Peak Deceleration0.9 g


DriverA good run again. No problems.
ThrustSSC TeamYes!
USAC TimekeeperNew World Land Speed Record (subject to confirmation by the FIA). Congratulations - what else can I say - you don't see this every day.

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