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Old 10-24-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Supersonic Rocket Car Aims For 1,000 MPH | Autopia from Wired.com

Simple, sit in a "a 42-foot-long missile powered by a rocket bolted to a jet engine." Also has a v12 in it for added umph.

Please put me on your life insurance policy/will first.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:47 AM   #2
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Supersonic Rocket Car Aims For 1,000 MPH | Autopia from Wired.com

Simple, sit in a "a 42-foot-long missile powered by a rocket bolted to a jet engine." Also has a v12 in it for added umph.

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Hahahaha. That is awesome.
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That man is insane...and that is an amazing project...I'd really like to see if they can do it in 3 years.
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I am in awe of anything that uses an 800HP V12 engine as a fuel pump.
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I hope they succeed, but I dont see how a car can go that fast without something really bad happening.
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I hope they succeed, but I dont see how a car can go that fast without something really bad happening.
I want to see it hit a squirrel at 1000MPH+
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While it would be a feat if they accomplish this, I have a hard time considering anything a "car" if the wheels aren't driven.
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While it would be a feat if they accomplish this, I have a hard time considering anything a "car" if the wheels aren't driven.
Valid point, its probably more of a aircraft than a car, but still very badass. It would take real ***** to pilot/drive that thing.
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I still love "ThrustSSC", which looks like these guys' last project. I love the way that thing looked.
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The author of that article obviously doesn't understand the difference between a "missile" and a "rocket"...
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update this thread with the fail video when it happens....
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