Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 55 (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: 55 (Subsonic)

At 09:50:00 on 03/10/97 Local Time (16:50:00 on 03/10/97 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile389.483 mph (626.795 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre374.194 mph (602.19 km/h)
Peak Speed560 mph (901.208 km/h)
Distance Covered9 miles (14.5 km)
Direction55 degrees (magnetic)
Wind10 mph (16.1 km/h)
Peak Acceleration1 g
Peak Deceleration0.9 g


DriverExperienced directional instability. Run aborted.

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