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Thrust SuperSonic Car - 1997


Thrust Super Sonic Car 1997 side view
*record run 15th November 1997


techn.Spec.:

Thrust SSC

Chassis: Engine: Driver:
Model: Thrust Super Sonic Car
Producer: G-Force Engeneering in Fontwell
(West Sussex) GB
Length: 14.58 m
Wheelbase: 8.11 m
Front Track: 2.81 m
Rear Track: 0.29 m
Heigth: 2.14 m
Width: 3.34 m
Wheels: 0.16 x 0.78 m
Wheels no tyres: bare disk of forged aluminium
Total Weight: 10 t
Steering: asymetrically rear wheels
Typ: MK202s used in Phantom jet fighter
Number of
engines:
2
Measurements:
Length: 4.73 m
Diameter: 1.09 m
Thrust: 2 x 20,500 lbs
or 110,000 hsp
(or MK 205 with
2 x 25,000 lbs)
Thrust-to
-Weight:
2.75 to 1
Fuel and
Lubricant:
jet fuel by Castrol
Constructor: Rolls-Royce
Name: Andy Green
RAF fight pilot Squadron Leader
Team:
Project Director: Richard Noble
Chief Designer: Glyn Bowsher
Aerodynamicist: Ron Ayers
Engineering: Nick Dove
Engine team: Al Harkness
Parachutes: Bruce White
Communication: Jeremy Davey
Parachuts: Spey: Cockpit:
brakes: disk-style
low-speed system: diameter 4.57 m
high-speed system: diameter 2.28 m
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History:

Thrust SSC

Thrust Super Sonic Car 1996 side view
*TSSC 1996
Thrust Super Sonic Car 1997 side view
*TSSC 1997

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Thrust SSC

Thrust Super Sonic Car 1997 side view without turbojet engines
*without turbojet engines
Thrust Super Sonic Car 1997 front and rear view Thrust Super Sonic Car 1997 top view
*front view                                  *rear view
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*top view

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Record run:

Thrust SSC

attempt speed per mile Mach speed per mile Mach RECORD average speed per mile
25-Sep-97 700.66 mph   728.01 mph   714.144 mph  (1,142.00 km/h)
13-Oct-97 764.17 mph 1.007 760.14 mph 1.003  
15-Oct-97 759.33 mph 1.015 766.61 mph 1.020 763.035 mph  (1,220.86 km/h)

distance:

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