FIRST SUPERSONIC CAR
Ron Ayres and Richard Meredith-Hardy
Team Thrust SCC
Richard Noble's ThrustSSC, piloted by Andy Green set the World's First Supersonic Land Speed Record in
the Blackrock Desert, Nevada on 15th October 1997.
For all the details, see Thrust SCC.
The first picture shows pressure distribution calculated using CFD by Ron Ayres.
The second pictures shows the shockwave generated by the car passing
through the sound barrier extended out 150 foot wide on each side, turning the desert into dust. This photo by