Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 8 (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

DRA, Farnborough, England

Surface TypeTarmac
Course Orientation250
Length1.1 miles (1.8 km)

Run: 8 (Subsonic)

At 16:00:00 on 27/09/96 Local Time (15:20:00 on 27/09/96 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile70 mph (112.651 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre70 mph (112.651 km/h)
Peak Speed155 mph (249.442 km/h)
Distance Covered1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Direction250 degrees (magnetic)
Peak Acceleration0.9 g
Peak Deceleration0.6 g
First Parachute Deployed after0.25 miles (0.4 km)


Driver155mph in much less distance than earlier, slower runs. The acceleration was noticeably faster.

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