Driving a car and pressing the throttle to its limit is really a thrilling experience, as the speed start to increase heart beat elevates adrenaline start pumping and it’s a divine feeling, although not everybody can do it as it requires both courage and not to mention the legal trouble you will get into for violating speed limits.
The professionals car racers although are paid to take the risk and delight the audience events such as F1 racing, Drag Racing, Nascar etc push the driving limit to a new height with speeds reaching to 300-400 miles per hours but still our craving for going faster is there.
People are modifying cars combining jet engines,using new fuels, new aerodynamic designs anything which allows them to go fast. So what is the Fastest speed achieved by any driver on land; 763 mph yes that is the exact figure breaking the sound barrier the record for fastest land speed was set-up by Andy Green driving the Giant machine Thrust SSC.
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On 15th October 1997 The Royal Air Force fighter pilot Wing Commander Andy Green drove the car in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, United States and setting up record breaking the sound barrier. The car was specially designed It was powered by two after-burning Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines, as used in the British version of the F-4 Phantom II jet fighter.
The car was 16.5 m long, 3.7 m wide and weighed 10.5 tons, and the twin engines developed a net thrust of 223 kN , a power output of 110,000 bhp, burning around 18 liters per second .Many other have tried to break the record over the years no one achieved the success Currently Bloodhound SSC is trying to beat the record by going over 1000mph.
Well the record’s are meant to be broken Let’s hope Bloodhound SSC achieve success and set up new benchmark of speed.