Speed Demon Hits 409-MPH at Bonneville Salt Flats

Speed Demon Hits 409-MPH at Bonneville Salt Flats

Speed Week is going on right now out in Bonneville, so it’s worth spotlighting one or two record setting vehicles. This one is called the Speed Demon, a turbocharged streamliner built by George Poteet and Ron Main. Both are in their 60s and have been breaking land speed records for years.

The Speed Demon is a turbocharged, 31-foot long, 4200 lb streamliner and is quite possibly one of the fastest vehicles on Earth. On Wednesday it reached 409 mph at the three mile mark while on Tuesday it did 405-mph with an exit speed of 417-mph.

We have no idea what it’d feel like to be in any vehicle going 400-mph, but we imagine it’s out of this world. We’ll be scouring the Web for a video of this, so stay tuned if we run across one.

[Source: Car Tech Blog]


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