The Thrust SSC – The Fastest Car on Earth
The Thrust SSC is a jet-powered car that holds the land speed record. Its twin Rolls-Royce Spey jet engines produce 50,000 pounds of thrust, equivalent to 102,000 brake horsepower. It has a $1.8 million price tag. In short, it’s the fastest car on the planet. But where does it come in? Is it even possible to make one? Let’s find out.
In 1898, the first production automobile was the Benz Patent Motorwagen, which could reach twelve miles per hour. In 1949, the Jaguar XK120 raised the stakes by a factor of 10. The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing and Aston Martin DB4 GT followed. In the 1960s, the Ferrari Dino 599 GTO set the bar at 155mph. The Aston Martin DB4 GT went up to 160mph, but remained an astonishing $1 million supercar.
The Venom F5 was the next car on the list. It has a $1.6 million price tag and is marketed as “America’s Hypercar.” The Speedtail has 1,036 horsepower, a 2.9-second zero-to-60-mph sprint, and a carbon fiber chassis. It’s also the fastest production car in the world. The Veyron and F5 were the only cars to break these records.
The Venom GT is the current record holder for the world’s fastest car. The Koenigsegg Venom GT was certified by the Guinness Book of Records after two runs in opposite directions. The Agera RS is a customer-owned car that can hit 220 mph. It has 750 horsepower and was certified by CBS Miami as the fastest car ever. It also made the list of top cars.
In order to set the production car speed record, the company needs to make the car as flat as possible. It will have to be a flat road, with a lot of straight roads. In addition to the flat road, it must also be curvy. The Tuatara will need to go through those corners, with a maximum speed of 282.9 mph. The Veyron 16.4 has reached 300mph.
The Venom GT was built for two years to break the World Record for the fastest car in the world. This hand-built vehicle is a two-piece, 29-piece hypercar that has been tested in the Kennedy Space Center in 2014. It was also the fastest production car in the world. It cost $1.2 million to produce. This is why the Venom GT has become the fastest car in the world.
In October, the SSC Tuatara claimed to reach 331 mph. The video has many discrepancies, but the car has been on the market since then. It is currently available for sale at a price of $3 million each. But the Venom GT hasn’t reached the coveted title of the fastest car on the planet. Its speed and top speed have led to the production of 150 units.