Thrust SSC

In 1997, a British team led by programme director, Richard Noble OBE embarked on a challenge to set a supersonic land speed record. Back in 1983, Noble had set a land speed record whilst driving Thrust 2 - averaging 633.468 mph over the measured mile; with ThrustSSC's driver, Andy Green, he was determined to take ThrustSSC through the sound barrier.

"We could not have done it without you."
- Richard Noble OBE, October 1997.

On 15th October 1997, ThrustSCC achieved its objective. At the Black Rock Desert, Nevada ThrustSSC set the historic supersonic speed of 763.035 mph (Mach 1.020). Advanced Fuel Systems are proud to boast of our involvement in the project - working with the team we helped build and develop a fuel containment system that could withstand the extraordinary pressures placed upon it. For more information about this incredible story, visit

"Thank you for the safest LSR tanks in the world!"
- Squadron Leader Andy Green, January 1997.