The highest speed in the world - 1,229.88 km/h in a land vehicle - the Thrust SSC jet car - was shown by Englishman Andy Green on October 15, 1997. And the average speed on the two runs was 1,226.522 km/h. Green's crew was powered by two Rolls-Royce jet engines with a total capacity of 110,000 hp.
The highest speed, which was developed on the car by a woman, was 843.323 km/h. It was shown in December 1976, the American Kitty Hambleton on three-wheeled car S.M. Motivator 48 thousand horsepower. c. On the sum of the two races in two directions, her official record is 825.126 km / h.
The world speed record was set by a British supercar Keating TKR with a 7-liter 1500 hp engine - the car accelerated to 416 km/h. In 2010, the Bugatti Veyron again occupied the niche of the fastest production car, creating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, increasing the power to 1200 hp. In the Top Gear show James May accelerated the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport up to 407 km/h. And the Bugatti test driver averaged 431 km/h, going 427 km/h in one direction and 434 km/h in the opposite direction