No longer zooming at record-breaking velocities, these two futuristic vehicles have put their need for speed behind them. They’re now happily retired and at rest within the Coventry Transport Museum, where they amaze visitors with their historic accomplishments.
When Royal Air Force fighter pilot, Wing Commander Andy Green broke the world land speed record in 1997, his supersonic, jet-propelled car Thrust SSC was the first land vehicle to shatter the sound barrier. As of March 2018, the record still stands at mind-boggling 763 miles per hour.
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|The Phil Silvers Archival Museum||2018||1.1km||site_ao|
|Cheylesmore Manor Gatehouse||2018||0.7km||site_ao|
|Remains of the Whitefriars Friary||2018||0.8km||site_ao|
|St. Mary’s Guildhall||2018||0.4km||site_ao|
|Coventry Cathedral Ruins||2018||0.4km||site_ao|
|Ruins of St. Mary’s Priory Cathedral||2017||0.2km||site_ao|
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