Honda motorcycle engine - new land speed record attempt
John Wright and Dave Brant have another crack at the land speed record at next week’s annual Speed Week competition in Utah. Their Class-K Fuel Streamline class car reached a top speed of 178 mph.
The 17 feet of aircraft steel is powered by a customized 30-cubic inch Honda motorcycle engine and it is more than capable of surpassing the record.
"We’ve gone up to 192 (mph) in it," he said. "You need to go at least 175 mph to even qualify to compete."
For a record to stand a car must make two separate runs within 24 hours, both of which must exceed the current record.