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200,000-horsepower Aussie rocket car takes aim at 1,000 mph in 2022
Fastest I've gone is 500 mph, and that was over 40,000 ft high. No, I wouldn't do a 1000 on the ground
Not a chance. LOL. Death can come quickly at a thousand miles and hour.
I wouldn't. I don't consider push engines (Jet/rocket) a car? It's a plane that's grounded. With no drivetrain? It's not a car. JMO.
In Michigan we have potholes.
but everyone knows there is a sweetspot where if you go fast enough, the vehicle doesnt have a chance to drop into the hole before it pops back out its like skipping a stone over a pond, as long as you go fast enough, it wont sink
Think the insurance is based on HP?
Maybe thirty years plus ago when I was young, dumb, and full of c..e
I`d want a rudder in the back, but no, I`d pass.
You wouldn't even know it.
I was once told, “If you’re not living in the edge, you are taking up too much space!” Based on that old adage, I’m OK with taking up too much space!!
NASA has that rail sled that travels 3500 MPH. I guess to test components? To qualify for a land speed record. Power has to self contained. And controlled by a driver. But the kicker? You have to do it twice? Taking the combined average speed. So the real question? Would you do it again?
You also have to stop twice!
All the years I lived out in the desert, for some unknown reason, we never took the time to take a 45 minute drive to El Mirage and watch the SCTA events. Now that it's 4 hours away, it's on my bucket list . From my father's adventures at El Mirage.
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/arcadia-32-ford-bantum-roadster/7283570345.html 250mph worth
That's been tried LOL Personally, I think "land" speed records should require "traction to the ground." Driven wheel, wheels, wheels'z'z'z etc
It doesn't look like there's enough aero to keep the thing from pulling a wheelie and shooting skyward, or end over end. I'd want to have an ejector capsule.
From the text of the article, it's not the lightweight vehicle you would expect.
As speed increases, gravity/weight is less of a factor
try 130 mph in a 80,000 lb peterbilt!! gravity is still a huge factor, if chit gose wrong that 80,000lbs becomes a huge factor quick!!
LOL - 1000mph on rollerskate wheels no less!
There will definitely be a sonic boom at Mach 1- 767.269 mph
Until Space X started recycling their rocket boosters back to VAFB, The last sonic boom I heard was the Space Shuttle passing by on it's way to Edwards AFB. Sonic booms were an everyday thing when I was a kid in the desert
experienced a sonic boom at kramers junction ca at the north east corner of edwards afb back in 1989, thought the restaurant we was in exploded! me an my uncle was down in floor skeerd to death, ol waitress still poring our tea didnt flintch!!