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Biffa Award Land Speed Record Exhibition

The possibility of driving the fastest car on earth has gripped the imaginations of many men and women since the first land speed record was set in 1898. Back then, the top speed achieved was just under 40 miles per hour (mph). Today, it stands at over 760mph – faster than the speed of sound.

Richard Noble is the driving force behind the last two land speed records. In 1983, his car Thrust2 reached a top speed of 633.468mph, beating the existing record by 11mph and making Richard the fastest man on earth. For his next record attempt, he had the idea of building a supersonic car, and the concept of ThrustSSC was born. Richard decided that he wanted to manage the project, but not drive the car, so he held a competition to find a new driver which Wing Commander Andy D Green won. On the 15th October 1997, ThrustSSC set a new land speed record and broke the sound barrier with a speed of 763mph.

In the Biffa Award Land Speed Record Exhibition at Coventry Transport Museum, you can come face to face with both ThrustSSC and Thrust2, and experience what it's like to drive through the sound barrier, on our all 4D Land Speed Record simulator!

Experience the thrill of breaking the World Land Speed Record for yourself.

4D Land Speed Record Simulator tickets: 
Adults £5
Under 16/Concessions £3.50
Groups of 10 or more £3.50 per person
Family Ticket £15.50 (up to four people, including at least one adult and at least one child)
Height and other restrictions apply to the 4D simulator ride.

Beat the queue & get your tickets here: 4D Simulator 

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Home of Record Breakers

Coventry Transport Museum is home to the world's two fastest cars.

When you visit the Museum, not only can you marvel at these spectacular feats of British engineering, you can experience travelling through the sound barrier on our 4D Land Speed Record Simulator!



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Coventry Transport Museum's interactive exhibitions make the perfect venue for school visits in Coventry.

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