TURN SOUND SPEED
With the advent of the car began and the competition on it. The first high-speed record was set in 1898 by one count in France, having won a kilometer by car in 57 seconds. The power plant on the car was an electric motor with a capacity of only 36 liters. with. Since that time, and went auto racing.
In the 20th century, more precisely, in 1983, the car reached an almost sonic Richard Noble’s speed, having accelerated to 1019 km / h. Soon another racer blocked the Englishman’s record. But Craig Bridlava’s car was blown off the track by a strong gust of wind, the car was broken, the driver survived. A year later, the racer again performed in the race. In 1997, Breedlove, in his repaired Spirit, decided to reach the speed of sound. Rival rider on arrival became the US Air Force pilot Andy Grinn. At the Englishman, the wind threw sand into the air intake of the engine, the motor went berserk, the maximum speed of the car registered only 629.5 km / hour. From the first attempt and Green failed to accelerate to at least 1000 km / h, but from the second pilot reached 1171 km / h. Before reaching the speed of sound, there were only about 50 kilometers per hour. And in October 1997, the new car Thrust SSC Noble exceeded the speed of sound. During this time there was cotton, which confirmed the record.
If you look at all the attempts of car drivers to set speed records, then Camil Zhenattsy first accelerated to 100 km / h in 1899. Twice (with a little) broke this record in 1911. Burman racer. Up to 502 km / h overclocked in 1937, John Ayston. “Blue Flame” – his car on three wheels (front twin) reached 1000 km / h in 1970. The race took place on a salt lake. This car was bought by one of the institutes in 1975 for 10 thousand dollars.
Stan Barrat on a bolide car with a total price of 900 thousand dollars was launched on the California salt lake Rogers in 1979 to set a new speed record. Almost “overtook the sound”, but for a very short time. Record not registered. To date, the car has surpassed the speed of sound so far only Andy Green’s car. On a 21 km long highway, the pilot broke the sound barrier on the ground, not in the air. It is planned to reach a car and a speed of one thousand miles per hour. The car is created, it’s up to the pilot. An accident may occur at such an unimaginable speed on land. Engines will blow up, for example, or the car will be thrown from the road to the side or upwards. It’s a dangerous business.