This is what a 685 km/h flying mile looks like in HD
24 Août 2011
What's the fastest you've ever driven? We're sure many of you have crested the century mark. Some of you may have seen 240 km/h crawl by on the speedo, and perhaps a lucky few have experience 200. We can all but guarantee that none of you have gone as fast George Poteet, though.
Poteet is the man who strapped himself into a Bonneville Blown Fuel Streamliner known as Speed Demon, and proceeded to run down the salt flats at a tremendous rate of speed. Using a set of RePlay XD cameras, Poteet captured footage of his 685 km/h flying mile run.
For that speed, you need a serious engine, and the Speed Demon comes prepared. A 347 cubic-inch V8 mill gets paired with a pair of Turbonetics "Demon" turbochargers. The result is over 2,200 horses and a thrill ride that few get to experience.
What does it feel like to trip the lights fantastic at 685 km/h? See for yourself.