P1_3 Speed Limit

Ashley Back, Gregory Brown, Benjamin Hall, Stuart Turner



To be able to go faster than anyone else is a dream held by many people, including the Vesco family, who set the current land speed record for a wheel-driven vehicle in their car The Turbinator. By considering the balance of drive force and drag force on an ideal track, this paper estimates the theoretical top speed of The Turbinator. Then by analysing the new power output of their modified engine, the possibility of exceeding 500 mph was explored.

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