you ever wondered what jet aircraft look like when they break
the sound barrier? How about a car... a supersonic car in
a supersonic race. America vs. Britain. It all
happened in an American desert, October 1997 and we have the
pictures to prove it!
The British won this race on October 13, 1997 with a supersonic
run of Mach 1.006. Two days later on October 15, Andy Green
furthered that supersonic performance with an incredible new
World Land Speed Record of 763.063 mph! That's one mile
every 4.7 seconds! Visible for only a few seconds
the amazing shock waves generated by ThrustSSC were captured in
these rare photograph as Andy broke the barrier and raced on to
Later in the day on October 14m 1997 America's Craig Breedlove
launched his spirit of America jet car in an awesome 3.5 mile
run. With only 1st and 2nd stage afterburner this 0 to 636
mph acceleration took place in just 35 seconds! With all 4
stages of afterburner fully functional Spirit has a potential
top speed of well over 800 mph! With the only car left in
the world capable of such high speed Craig and the crew of
Spirit of America continue working towards their goal of
returning the World Land Speed Record to America.
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