Experts Answer Whether a Car Can Go 1,000 MPH

Have you ever wondered what's the top speed achievable with a car?
Derya Ozdemir

Fun fact: The world land speed record was set on 15 October 1997 by Thrust SSC which achieved a speed of 763 mph (1,228 km/h). It was the first land vehicle to officially break the sound barrier. But have you ever wondered what's the top speed achievable with a car? 

You might be thinking that 1997 was a long time ago, and you're right. Car technology has come a long way since then, so it is only natural to ask why no one has beaten this record. From a quick physics recap and understanding the importance of air resistance to the mechanical limitations, you can learn all you need to know in this video. 

The YouTubers try to understand whether you can design a 1,000 mph (1,610 km/h) car or not, and they break down what it takes to make a car drive that fast. As they say, however, it is pretty complicated. It is always interesting to learn about physics, but car physics definitely takes the cake in some cases, especially when it is explained with such clear and helpful visuals.

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