Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 62 (Supersonic)

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: 62 (Supersonic)

At 14:03:00 on 13/10/97 Local Time (21:03:00 on 13/10/97 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile764.168 mph (1229.776 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre762.937 mph (1227.795 km/h)
Peak Speed766 mph (1232.724 km/h)
Distance Covered14.5 miles (23.3 km)
Direction232 degrees (magnetic)


DriverDouble chute failure due to heat damage. First officially supersonic run.

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