Land speed record attempt in Fairford fails

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Land speed record attempt in Fairford fails

A pair of jet-powered cars have failed in bids to break the British land speed record after suffering technical problems at RAF Fairford.

The vehicles were aiming to achieve average speeds over 300mph to reach the highest speed ever recorded on UK soil.

Body panels on one of the cars came loose and an inspection of the second car revealed that two front tyres were damaged so it was not able to complete the second attempt (the record is calculated as the average speed over two runs).

Posted : 10/07/2006 11:32:36

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