Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 9 (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: 9 (Subsonic)

At 18:10:00 on 27/09/96 Local Time (17:10:00 on 27/09/96 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile75 mph (120.697 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre75 mph (120.697 km/h)
Peak Speed160 mph (257.488 km/h)
Distance Covered1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Direction250 degrees (magnetic)
Peak Acceleration1.1 g
Peak Deceleration0.7 g
First Parachute Deployed after0.25 miles (0.4 km)


DriverMaximum military power achieved - proving the engines and intakes, which we have not yet been able to do at Boscombe Down. Max Mil held for 4 seconds with perfect engine performance. Car accelerated to peak speed in less than 2000ft. An excellent run!
Pit TeamWow! It looked absolutely fantastic!

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