Supercar Hits 714 Miles Per Hour

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in

Powered by two Phantom II jet fighter engines, the Thrust SSC hits 714mph (1149km/h) in the Black Rock Desert in 1997.
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Male 52
OSHT. That`s haulin` Ballscheez.
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Male 2,506
wow, i saw one of these record breakers at the LA auto show, it really looks nothing like a car, its like 50 feet long, and is a jet without wings as the simpson guy said.
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Male 612
THAT IS NOT A CAR! it is a jet without wings
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Male 2,159
The team that did that are currently making the SSC `Bloodhound`, a Euro-Fighter engined vehicle capable (in theory) of 1,000mph. And it`s all British.
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Male 287
that`s incredible.
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Male 130
mach 1 is the sound barrier, so 763 is over mach 1
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Male 650
It almost seems like it`s gonna take off
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Male 10,440
Someone tell me if that`s past mach 1!
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Female 4,028
would NOT want to hit something at that speed...
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Female 15,763
Isn`t that... faster than the bullet train?

F*CKING AWESOME.

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Male 216
painter, im pretty sure tat they said THE TEAM. so their talking about the same team.
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Male 1,365
What about the team that beat them two weeks later? Their record has stood for 12 years.
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Male 679
"Royce makes jet engines?"

Yes.

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Male 295
Royce makes jet engines?
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Male 1,357
Ahhh British engineering :)
The Dieselmax JCB car was built at the factory like 3 miles from my house :)
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Male 759
If it`s still there, youtube had an onboard clip of the run.
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Male 959
imagine the speed it could do if they had a tarmaced road
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Male 17,512
The Thrust SSC, Was not the first supersonic car.

This was, Back in `979
Budweiser Rocket Car

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Male 86
The wind doesn`t have to exceed the speed of the vehicle to assist it.
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Male 1,244
Wind assisted? Is this strange to anyone else? In order for it to be wind assistedthe winds with wouldve had to be traveling faster than 714 miles per hour to give it any thrust from behind.

What they should have siad was to make sure there wasnt as much wind resistance

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Female 387
"I live near the motor museum. There was a racing car my grandad spent years building displayed there. You live near it Mantolwen?"

I do when I`m not at university. L/Spa. University is in Edinburgh.

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Male 382
"I saw this car at the Coventry Motor Museum. Which, by the way, is an awesome place with a ton of cool cars."

I live near the motor museum. There was a racing car my grandad spent years building displayed there. You live near it Mantolwen?

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Female 387
I saw this car at the Coventry Motor Museum. Which, by the way, is an awesome place with a ton of cool cars.
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Male 483
i can remember watching this on tv, and being absolutely stunned.

if anyone is interested, the same team are going to break the record again with their new "Bloodhound SSC" which they are expecting to travel at 1000mph.

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Male 889
@LightShaded

you think the first car started out as a BMW? things happen from trial and error..Kinda like Viagra

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Female 103
Too bad the only place you could drive one of those things is in the middle of the desert. =(
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Male 155
763 wow

i would have a normal car tho

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Male 423
I really don`t understand why we need to make anything faster then they already are. It`s not like we`re going to pave space roads anytime soon.
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Male 817
Meh, don`t really consider this a "supercar"
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Male 20,302
Link: Supercar Hits 714 Miles Per Hour [Rate Link] - Powered by two Phantom II jet fighter engines, the Thrust SSC hits 714mph (1149km/h) in the Black Rock Desert in 1997.
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