Thrust SSC is the fastest car in the world which broke the sound barrier!

Thrust SSCThrust SSC or also known as Thurst-Super Sonic Car is the fastest car in the world. Surely, we’ve seen many other cars that we have dubbed as the “fastest” but, there might be a slight misunderstanding when it comes to such a title. You see, these cars may be fast (and even the fastest) in their own category. When it comes to the fastest car that we’ve ever seen on this planet, the Thrust SCC is definitely the car that takes the cake.

The first car race probably took place the first times two cars decided to pull up beside each other. Ever since we’ve been competing with each other to see who is the fastest and most powerful.

Thrust SSC is the fastest car in the world which broke the sound barrier

Thrust SSCSurely, we’ve seen many other cars that may have been dubbed as the “fastest” but, there might be a slight misunderstanding when it comes to such a title. You see, these cars may be fast (and even the fastest) in their own category. When it comes to the fastest car that we’ve ever see on this planet, the Thrust SCC is definitely the car that takes the cake.

The Thrust SCC hold the ‘World’s Fastest land speed record’  and there hasn’t been a vehicle that has topped those figures ever since. In case you didn’t know, the Thrust SCC is a car that managed to break the sound barrier. That’s how fast it is! The official land-speed record is  1,227.985 km/h and the man who managed to reach it is Andy Green. He bravely sat behind the wheel on  15 October 1997 and broke the record in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA.

Of course, nobody argues that the Thrust SCC is the car that broke the sound barrier. However, many still talk about the Budweiser Rocket Car. Allegedly, Stan Barret reached a speed of 1,190.377 km/h on  17 December 17 1979. He and the Budweiser Rocket Car managed to hit that much at Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA. Nevertheless, USAF didn’t sanction the published speed officially. In addition, the Digital Instrument Radar was not certified or calibrated. Namely, the radar information was generated by an operator aiming a dish using a TV screen; not by using the vehicle directly.  This is the story behind the event:

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