462 MPH in the Speed Demon Land Speed Race Car

Speed Demon 462 MPH record attempt

This extraordinary video of an August land speed record attempt by George Poteet and Ron Main’s Speed Demon race car shows the vehicle reaching 462 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The video includes onboard camera footage shot using Replay XD1080 cameras.

The speed exceeds the current record for piston engined, wheel driven racers, but the team was unable to replicate the feat on the return run, a requirement for land speed records.

via Jalopnik & Hemmings Blog

photo via Speed Demon

Written by EDW Lynch

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