Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thrust SSC: Fastest Land Vehicle

The Thrust SSC (Supersonic car)Thrust SSC made in England that was designed and built as a jet car. Exceptional speedster holds the World Land Speed Record, set on October 15, 1997 It reaches speeds 1228 km / h or 763 mph and became the first vehicle in officially breaking ground Sound Barrier. This car was first driven by Andy Green in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA. This is supported by two afterburning Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines, as used in British F-4 Phantom II jet fighters. This sophisticated body has 16.5 m (54 ft) long, 3.7 m (12 ft) wide and weighs 10.5 tons (10.7 t). Powered by twin engines that drive developing 223 kN (50,000 lbf) and burned around 4 Imperial gallons per second (18.2 l / s or 4.8 U.S. gallons / s). fuel consumption was about 5,500 l/100 km or 0.04 mpg U.S.