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30 Responses to Supercar Hits 714 Miles Per Hour

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2009 at 7:18 am
    Link: Supercar Hits 714 Miles Per Hour - 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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    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    820 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 7:22 am
    Meh, don`t really consider this a "supercar"
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    LightShaded Male 18-29
    423 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 7:23 am
    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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    Morteyur Male 18-29
    155 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 7:24 am
    763 wow

    i would have a normal car tho

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    crimmeh Female 18-29
    103 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 7:24 am
    Too bad the only place you could drive one of those things is in the middle of the desert. =(
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    ne028 Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 7:36 am
    @LightShaded

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

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    thestringy Male 18-29
    483 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 7:41 am
    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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    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 7:45 am
    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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    J4Y Male 13-17
    382 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 8:24 am
    "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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    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 8:53 am
    "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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    BlackiPod Male 18-29
    1246 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 8:58 am
    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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    Thryonn Male 30-39
    86 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 9:17 am
    The wind doesn`t have to exceed the speed of the vehicle to assist it.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 9:50 am
    The Thrust SSC, Was not the first supersonic car.

    This was, Back in `979
    Budweiser Rocket Car

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    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 9:51 am
    imagine the speed it could do if they had a tarmaced road
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    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 10:11 am
    If it`s still there, youtube had an onboard clip of the run.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1359 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 10:14 am
    Ahhh British engineering :)
    The Dieselmax JCB car was built at the factory like 3 miles from my house :)
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    Eldricht Male 18-29
    295 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 10:27 am
    Royce makes jet engines?
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    keatonatron Male 18-29
    679 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    "Royce makes jet engines?"

    Yes.

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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1370 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    What about the team that beat them two weeks later? Their record has stood for 12 years.
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    chaitanya Male 40-49
    216 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    painter, im pretty sure tat they said THE TEAM. so their talking about the same team.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    Isn`t that... faster than the bullet train?

    F*CKING AWESOME.

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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4033 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    would NOT want to hit something at that speed...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    Someone tell me if that`s past mach 1!
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    It almost seems like it`s gonna take off
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    Cmstamega Male 13-17
    130 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    mach 1 is the sound barrier, so 763 is over mach 1
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    jareddevour Male 18-29
    289 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm
    that`s incredible.
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2009 at 4:41 am
    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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    router52000 Male 18-29
    613 posts
    February 7, 2009 at 9:53 am
    THAT IS NOT A CAR! it is a jet without wings
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    Boredered Male 18-29
    2508 posts
    February 7, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    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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    DoodGuy Male 13-17
    52 posts
    February 8, 2009 at 5:14 am
    OSHT. That`s haulin` Ballscheez.

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