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ThrustSSC, First car to break the sound barrier
Richard Noble also led the team that produced the current record holder, ThrustSSC. In October 1997 ThrustSSC became the first car ever to break the sound barrier when, driven by Andy Green, it broke the Land Speed Record at an amazing speed of 763, 035 miles per hour. A number of Coventry organisations made significant contributions to the ThrustSSC project, and this is why the word ‘Coventry’ appears either side of the vehicle’s cockpit.
This magnificent vehicle can now be seen at the Museum. There is an interpretive show that runs every quarter of an hour.