It may look like an earth-dwelling submarine to most, but the Spectre Speedliner was created for one reason and one reason only: to break the land speed record for a gasoline powered, wheel-driven, streamliner.
Thanks in large part to months and months of testing, as well as a monstrous Cadillac V8 engine that comes with a pair of intercooled 88mm turbochargers, customized forged rods, a solid roller cam, ported, heads, and a slew of oversized valves. The result of this mammoth concoction is an engine that can produce up to 2000 horsepower. That’s right. 2000.
So, armed with a powerful engine, the Spectre Speedliner set out for the Bonneville Salt Flats with the intention of becoming the fastest gas-powered, wheel-driven streamliner in the world. After a few runs, the Speedliner finally achieved its goal, clocking in at a speed of 330.7 mph become the new standard-bearer among wheel-driven gas-powered streamliners.
One of the principals behind the project, Amir Rosenbaum, was understandably ecstatic about the team’s crowning achievement. “We’re very proud and extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication all our crew members logged over the past few months to make this happen.” From our end, we’d like to congratulations the boys over at Spectre for claiming a new record. Here’s to hoping that it stands the test of time.
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Source: Spectre Performance