Thrust supersonic car, is a British jet-propelled car developed by Richard Noble, Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayers and Jeremy Bliss.
Thrust SSC holds the world land speed record, set on 15 October 1997, when it achieved a speed of 1,228 km/h (763 mph) and became the first land vehicle to officially break the sound barrier.
Both Thrust SSC and Thrust2 are displayed at the Coventry Transport Museum in Coventry, England. As part of the Museum’s redevelopment project, both cars were relocated by specialist haulier from their position in the Museum’s Spirit of Speed Gallery to the new Biffa Award Land Speed Record Gallery which opened in 2015.
The car is 16.5 metres long and 3.7 metres wide and weighed nearly 10 tons. With a total thrust of 223 kN which is nearly 110000 brake horsepower (BHP) producing 50,000 pounds per square foot, Thrust SSC became the fastest car in the world and the first car to break the sound barrier.