Thrust SSC

Project Status - Farnborough, England - 13th April 1997

The ThrustSSC Team are completing preparations for a return to Jordan to continue high-speed testing of ThrustSSC.

Live Information

The very latest status of ThrustSSC can be seen through the Microplex Web Camera in the workshop in P8R Shed, DRA, Farnborough:

Live image from the Web Camera

Please note:

Please click here for more information on the Microplex Web Camera.

Individual Status Reports


  1. Design modifications to the rear suspension and steering to cure the high-speed shimmy are complete.
  2. Work to bring ThrustSSC up to supersonic standard is complete.
  3. Painting of the car in BASF Supersonic Black is complete.


The Team are in good shape and looking forward to their return to Jordan!

Jafr Desert, Jordan

The Jafr Desert, Jordan, has dried well after the winter floods and is now usable. The surface is generally better than 1996, with less repair work required to the Bedouin crossing tracks. Hardness is currently 14 or better on the California Bearing Ratio scale.

The tracks require surveying, marking and preparation.

Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA

Negotiations with the Bureau of Land Management are underway for the operating permit for this autumn's head-to-head with Craig Breedlove and the Spirit of America.


Being prepared for Jordan.

Jeremy Duck

The Duck is out there - have you found it, yet?

Plans for the coming week

You can follow the progress of work on the car in the Web Camera photograph above.

Please check our Runs Database for the very latest information on the progress of ThrustSSC - the database is always updated as soon as possible after the car runs - and always before any report is written and published.

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