Thrust2 is a British designed and built jet propelled car, which held the world land speed record from 4 October 1983 to 15 October 1997. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located specific --->A jet engine is a Reaction engine that discharges a fast moving jet of Fluid to The land speed record is the fastest speed achieved by any wheeled vehicle on land as opposed to one on water or in the air or on rails.
The car was designed by John Ackroyd and driven by Richard Noble. Richard Noble OBE (born March 6, 1946 in Edinburgh, Scotland) was educated at Winchester College. On October 4, 1983 the car reached a top speed of 650. Events 610 - Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) 88 mph (1047. 48 km/h) and broke the record at 633. 88 (average speed of two runs within one hour). This was achieved at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada USA. The Black Rock Desert is a Dry lake bed and the surrounding Endorheic basin in northwestern Nevada in the United States. Nevada ( is a state located in the western region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It is powered by a single Rolls-Royce Avon jet engine sourced from an English Electric Lightning. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout
In 1997 Thrust2's record was broken by Richard Noble's follow up car, ThrustSSC. Thrust SSC ( '''S'''uper'''S'''onic C ar is a British designed and built jet -propelled car developed by Richard Noble, Glynne
When the car was offered for sale at £90,000 in 1991, an extensive fundraising campaign was organised without government assistance to keep the car in Britain. The bid was successful, and today Thrust2 and its successor, ThrustSSC, are displayed at the Coventry Transport Museum in Coventry, England. Thrust SSC ( '''S'''uper'''S'''onic C ar is a British designed and built jet -propelled car developed by Richard Noble, Glynne The Coventry Transport Museum (formerly known as the Museum of British Road Transport) is a major motor Museum, located in Coventry, England Coventry ( is a city and Metropolitan borough in the County of West Midlands in England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland