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Thrust 2 on display in Coventry.

Thrust2 is a Britishmarker designed and built jet propelled car, which held the world land speed record from 4 October 1983 to 15 October 1997.

The car was designed by John Ackroyd and driven by Richard Noble. On October 4 1983 the car reached a top speed of and broke the record at (average speed of two runs within one hour). This was achieved at the Black Rock Desertmarker in Nevadamarker USAmarker. It is powered by a single Rolls-Royce Avon jet engine sourced from an English Electric Lightning.

In 1997 Thrust2's record was broken by Richard Noble's follow up car, ThrustSSC.

When the car was offered for sale at £90,000 in 1991, an extensive fundraising campaign was organised without government assistance to keep the car in Britain. The bid was successful, and today Thrust2 and its successor, ThrustSSC, are displayed at the Coventry Transport Museummarker in Coventrymarker, Englandmarker.


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