Land Speed Record Turbinator's Fastest Run 470 mph
August 2001, during the Speed Week trials on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Don
Vesco set the fastest one way time for a wheel driven car ever at an
amazing 470 mph. Don's "Turbinator" was powered by a stock 3750 hp T55 turboshaft engine. Don was forced to shut
down at 470 due to the short, 5 mile course, even though he was not
throttled up all the way. He returned in Oct. to officially establish the
F.I.A. absolute wheel driven record at 458.440.
Challenging The Land Speed Record
The current land speed record stands at 1,223 kilometres per hour but
Roscoe McGlashan wants to go even faster and he has a rocket-powered dream
machine that might just let him do it. As seen on Catalyst, ABC TV
Australia, 3 Jun 2010.
JCB Diesel Max
The JCB Dieselmax is a diesel-engined 'Streamliner' car designed for the
purpose of breaking the land speed record for a diesel-engined vehicle.
The car was built for JCB. As of 2008, it holds the World Diesel-powered
land speed record, having been driven to over 350 miles per hour (560 km/h)
by Wing Commander Andy Green in 2006. The driver also holds the absolute
land speed record in ThrustSSC.
Thrust SSC - Supersonic Land Speed Record Holder
On the 15th October 1997 Thrust SSC became the first land vehicle to break
the sound barrier. Piloted by Wing Commander Andy Green of the RAF, an
average speed of 763.035mph over the flying mile was achieved
The music is from the game GTR2 and is called Spa 24hrs.
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Breaking a Land Speed Record | The List | Autoblog
Jessi Combs attempts to set a new Women's World Land Speed Record in the
North American Eagle, a 50,000-horsepower jet car that will
take her to speeds over 400 mph.
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2008 FR500C Ford Mustang GT at Bonneville Salt Flats
A 2008 FR500C, driven by Danny Thompson on behalf of Hajek Motorsports,
ventured out to set a new land speed record. The FR500C Mustang achieved 251.74 officially,
but needed to repeat the speed to lock down the record. The team is
planning to go back to the Flats in October to capture the record. For the
full story, go to http://www.fordracingparts.com/announcements/news85.asp
Bloodhound SSC 1000 mph rocket car, land speed record attempt
Equinox Graphics is proud to present the visualisation of Bloodhound SSC,
the trans-sonic rocket car aiming to smash the current land speed record
and raise it to a mind-bending 1000 mph (Mach 1.4). The car is being
designed and built in Britain, and Equinox Graphics has had the privilege
of working in association with the design team to bring the car to life.
The minute-long viral video was produced on time and at High Definition
(1920x1080, 25fps, full GI/radiosity) in just three weeks - including
rendering time on our computer cluster.
The animation has proved extremely popular with the world's media, and has
proved to be the ideal medium for engaging the public's imagination. It has
so far been featured on BBC news (TV and online), and on stations as
diverse as CNN and Al Jazeera.
More detail at www.bloodhoundssc.com and www.equinoxgraphics.net
Buddfab 50cc Motorcycle streamliner
Bub Speed Trials Sept 2008 @ the Bonneville Salt Flats. The
MPH listed on this video are from our best run. The actual MPH for this run
is slighily less.