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What is the fastest speed ever recorded, achieved by an internal combustion engine?

  1. Nov 25, 2009 #1
    What is the fastest speed ever recorded, achieved by a internal combustion piston engine on a land vehicle, and not an aircraft/propeller? I know that some top-fuel dragsters can exceed 300 MPH.
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2009 #2
    Re: What is the fastest speed ever recorded, achieved by an internal combustion engin

    Hi there,

    From what I can find on the web, 458.196mph would be the wheel-driven land record speed. This means the vehicle be wheel-driven; thus, jet engine and rocket propelled vehicles are ineligible. Of course, this is a record with a super-car, meaning not a serie production.

    Otherwise, SSC Ultimate Aero TT has been recorded at more than 256mph, mounted with a 6.4l 8 cylinder twin-turbocharged engine producing 1'183hp.

    By the way, you can find all these infos on wikipedia.

    Cheers
     
  4. Nov 25, 2009 #3
    Re: What is the fastest speed ever recorded, achieved by an internal combustion engin

    Was the 458.196 MPH record done with a gas turbine? Or a piston engine?
     
  5. Nov 25, 2009 #4

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    Re: What is the fastest speed ever recorded, achieved by an internal combustion engin

    bob summers in the golden rod streamliner equipped with 4 Chrysler hemi piston non-supercharged engines did 409.277 over one MILE in 1965
    al teague did 409.998 over one MILE in 1991 with a super charged engine
    there is a land speed record for one kilometer and for one mile..
     
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