Thrust SSC - Supersonic Race Update

Farnborough, England - 9th July 2003

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 on display with Thrust2 at the Museum of British Road Transport in Coventry
  4. It is unlikely that ThrustSSC will ever run again having achieved the objective of the first ever Supersonic World Land Speed Record


  1. The ThrustSSC Team have disbanded, but remain very much in touch with each other

Web Site

  1. The continued interest in ThrustSSC and the Web Site have led to a resumption of updates. These will continue on an occasional basis for the foreseeable future

Jeremy Duck...

... has retired and is living in comfort with Macallan and Tamdhu, making only very occasional guest appearances and looking forward to a flight in G-EZZA...

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 reached a 1997 peak speed of 636mph on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, before bad weather and rising water on the playa ended the team's 1997 campaign
  3. The Spirit of America Team did not return to the Black Rock Desert from 1998 to 2002
  4. Plans have been announced to resume the campaign to take the World Land Speed Record

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