Andy Green OBE

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Current Record Holder: Andy Green is renowned for holding the current World Land Speed Record. He made history as the first person to break the sound barrier on land.

Historic Achievement:

  • Breaking the Sound Barrier: On 25 September 1997, in the Black Rock Desert, USA, Green piloted the ThrustSSC and shattered the previous land speed record.
  • Record Speed: He achieved an astonishing speed of 714.144 miles per hour (1,149.303 km/h), securing his place in the annals of speed and engineering history.


Andy Green’s remarkable feat continues to inspire and push the boundaries of what is possible in high-speed land travel. His achievement stands as a testament to human ingenuity, precision engineering, and the relentless pursuit of excellence in the face of extreme challenges.

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