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Driving At 745km/h

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by grange, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Most of us will never know what it’s like to be in the cockpit of a vehicle driving at 745km/h.
    But the team behind the Speed Demon have given us motoring mortals a tiny idea of what it
    might be like by recording a recent run with a collection of Replay XD1080 cameras
    mounted inside and outside the vehicle.
    The sound of the motor screaming is like a symphony of horsepower, and the shots where the
    Speed Demon tears past the cameras on the salt flats will certainly make you wish your minivan
    was packing a little more oomph under the hood.

  2. Damn, thats in [MENTION=27413]Nickers330[/MENTION]; territory, cept on the ground.
  3. could not have said it better
  4. This car went faster than sound. It steered from the back wheels. Anybody who's ever driven a forlift will understand that's ...
    Ever wondered what the two big round pods at the front of this car are for? Those are to hold Andy Green's balls.
  5. ^^ Lol... Sonic boom..'id say that was fast'

    nah mate just getting it out of first.
  6. I have seen better footage but I can't find it. Still, at 0:17 you can see the shockwave across the front of the car, pushing up dust for about 10m on each side. There is no question this car was supersonic for a couple of seconds in the middle of the run.

    ... and a word in here for the fastest men of all. 4,520 knots. October 1967. Pete Knight.

    According to legend, the X-15 had exactly the same liquid fuelled rocket that went into the Apollo Lunar Lander Module. On the last flight in 1967, Pete Knight fire-walled it and held 45 deg up trajectory, and then looked out the side window, to see drops of white hot molten titanium running like rain off the leading edges of the wings. At that point, discretion became the better part of valour. No man has ever gone faster in the atmosphere since.