I took this shot of the famouse Thrust 2 landspeed record-breaking car at the Coventry Transport Museum yesterday (11/04/12).
To directly quote the Coventry Transport Museum:
Thrust 2 is a British designed and built former Land Speed Record car.
Designed by John Akroyd, the 35,000hp Thrust 2 was powered by a single Rolls-Royce Avon engine with a maximum power thrust of 7711kg (17,000 lbs). It was constructed using a tubular steel frame with aluminum panel skin, and measured at over 27 ft in length.
On the 4 October 1983 to 15 October 1997, Thrust 2 regained and broke the World Land Speed record with a two-way average speed of 633.468 mph inside one hour. This magnificent feat was achieved by Richard Noble (now Richard Noble OBE) at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA.
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|Date Taken:||11 Apr 2012 - 11:18 AM|