“Dad, did you know the fastest car ever went 2,300 miles per hour?”
These were the words of my 9-year-old son yesterday morning, as we were discussing the top speed of various supercars.
“I don’t think so — it seems like the current land speed record is somewhere around 700 miles an hour,” I replied.
“No,” he said, “A car went 2,300… but then it blew up.”
I don’t know where he got his facts, but the current land speed record is 763 mph, set by the Thrust SSC all the way back in 1997. A new vehicle, dubbed the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car and funded through various UK sources, plans to set a new record in 2013 by hitting 1,000 mph.
That’s slow, though, compared with what a California man has planned.
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