Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Remember When 2000 MPH Was a Very Fast Plane?

Popular Mechanics has a piece on a guy who is building a 2000 mile per hour car.  Yeah, he scrounged up some rocket motors from the X-15 project:
But unit No. 8 is full of aerospace hardware worthy of the Smithsonian. And it all belongs to Waldo Stakes. To Stakes, these parts aren't artifacts; they are the guts of his Sonic Wind Land Speed Research Vehicle, a rocket car he hopes will break the current land speed record of 763.035 mph and believes could potentially go as fast as 2000 mph. 
Read more: Is a 2000 Mph Car Actually Possible? - Popular Mechanics 
And my wife thinks my Z-speed rated tires for the Corvette are excessive.

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