The first supersonic land speed record ever


WORLD'S FIRST SUPERSONIC
LAND SPEED RECORD

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Who set the world's first supersonic land speed record?

Man has always had a need for speed and we've come a long way since Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat reached 39.24 MPH on December 18 1898.

On October 15 1997 at Black Rock Desert, USA, a dry lake bed in northwestern Nevada, Andy Green set a new land speed record reaching 760.343 MPH or 1223.65 KPH or Mach 1.016, becoming the world's first person to break the sound barrier on land.

Andy Green drove the ThrustSSC which is powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey engines that are also used in British F-4 Phantom II jet fighters.

The ThrustSSC  is 54 feet long, 12 feet wide and weighs 10.5 tons.


The ThrustSSC


The first supersonic land speed record ever

The first supersonic land speed record ever

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