Jet-powered Car Reaches Mach 0.94
Los Angeles The “Thrust SSC” jet-powered car tentatively set a new land speed record on Sept. 25 at a two-way run average of 714 mph. It beat the prior record of 633 mph. set in 1983 by Richard Noble of the U.K., leader of the Thrust SSC team. Driver Andy Green took the car to 731 mph., or about Mach 0.94, during the second run at Black Rock Desert, Nev., on the way to the project’s goal of becoming the first supersonic car.