Fastest Non-Street Legal Cars
Our ranking of the quickest cars for 2021 included only street-legal vehicles. Supercars available for purchase and use on the road. But, in order to be thorough, we must mention two other vehicles: the Thrust SSC and the Bloodhound LSR.
|Fastest Non-Street Legal Cars||Speed|
|Thrust SSC||763 mph (1,228 km/h)|
|Bloodhound LSR||1,000 mph (1,609 km/h)|
1. Thrust SSC: 763 mph (1,228 km/h)
Richard Noble, Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayers, and Jeremy Bliss built the Thrust supersonic automobile with the goal of breaking the world speed record. With a peak speed of 763 mph (1,228 km/h) set on October 15, 1997, it now holds the global land speed record. It is also the first vehicle to break the sound barrier on land.
The Thrust SSC weighs over 10 tonnes and is propelled by two Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines.
2. Bloodhound LSR: 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h) – target
The Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) revealed its aim to break the global land speed record with a peak speed objective of 1,000 mph / 1,609 km/h 20 years after its predecessor. The automobile, which has been under development since 2008, is propelled by a jet engine and a rocket engine.
While still in development, the car already achieved a top speed of 628 mph (1,011 km/h) on 16 November, 2019 in South Africa. The British engineering team behind the project plans to break the world speed record in 2021.