Thrust SSC

Farnborough, England - 18th November 1997

ThrustSSC Project Status

Individual Status Reports


  1. ThrustSSC has reached a highest speed through the measured mile to date of 766mph on Wednesday 15th October 1997, a Mach number of 1.020
  2. ThrustSSC set a new Unlimited World Land Speed Record of 763.035mph on Wednesday 15th October 1997
  3. The car is now being displayed at events around the UK
  4. It is unlikely that ThrustSSC will ever run again having reached the objective of the first ever Supersonic World Land Speed Record


  1. The ThrustSSC Team are now disbanding. Those who have them have returned to their jobs. Apart from one or two dealing with final details, the remainder are now unemployed and seeking work.
  2. Andy Green has been nominated for "BBC Sports Personality of the Year" and the ThrustSSC Team have been nominated for "BBC Sports Team of the Year". If you would like to vote for them in support of the nominations, you can find forms in the Radio Times, on Ceefax and in British national Newspapers.


  1. England is very cold and damp after the desert

Web Site

  1. The Web Site is still runnning, having achieved in excess of 2.5 million accesses/day, 8 million/week

Jeremy Duck...

... has been seen lurking in the Web Site team pages...


Spirit of America Project Status

(Please note: any details published on this Web Site about the status, speeds and plans of the Spirit of America Team are not official. Official details are available on the Spirit of America Team's Web Site at

  1. Spirit of America has reached a peak speed to date of 675mph on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, during the October 1996 record attempt
  2. Spirit of America has reached a 1997 peak speed to date of 636mph on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA
  3. Bad weather and rising water on the playa have ended the Spirit of America team's 1997 campaign
  4. The Spirit of America Team have returned to Rio Vista, California, and plan to return to the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, to take the World Land Speed Record from the ThrustSSC Team in 1998

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