1997: Thrust SSC hit 763mph


October 2019 marks 22 years since the Thrust SSC team set the world land speed record of 1,228km/h (763mph). This remarkable vehicle became the first and only car to reach speeds faster than the speed of the sound, with Andy Green – its arguably even more remarkable driver – at the controls. Green must have had absolute faith in the vehicle dynamics team…


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Adam divides his time as an editor between the worlds of aviation and motoring. These worlds may seem a little diverse today, but autonomous technology and future urban mobility is bringing them ever-closer. Adam is also chairman of the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards.

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