THE CAR

The car is Aussie Invader 5R and it is now a reality, running a single bi-propellant rocket motor, producing 62,000 lbs of thrust (about 200,000 horsepower).

The car weighs 9.2 tonnes fully fuelled and is capable of accelerating from 0 – 1,000 mph (1,600+ km/h) in just over 20 seconds. In that time the car will burn 2.8 tonnes of propellant!

THE PEOPLE

Aussie Invader 5R has brought together some exceptionally talented people from very different backgrounds and global locations.

Add to this the commitment and determination of each team member to make this car a reality and you will hopefully see why we believe it will succeed in creating a car capable of breaking the World Land Speed Record and moving on to a 1,000 mph (1,600+ km/h).

THE CHALLENGE

Breaking a 1,000 mph on land will almost certainly be achieved in increments, to limit the danger to the drivers as much as possible.

At these speeds the forces on the car and its components will be incredible. Systems and handling needed to be tested thoroughly as speeds increase, pushing man and machine to the limits.

Rosco has enlisted a team of skilled professionals, who volunteer their time freely, to build a car in Australia capable of breaking the sound barrier, the current World Land Speed Record and then moving on to the ultimate goal… 1,000 mph (1,600+ km/h).
The car is Aussie Invader 5R, powered by a bi-propellant rocket motor producing around 62,000 lbs of thrust (about 200,000 horsepower). The car weighs 9.2 tonnes fully fuelled and will accelerate from 0 – 1,000 mph in just over 20 seconds!

Major Partners

Aussie Invader 5R is being built with the help of some great Australian and International companies, big and small. Without their help and support Australia’s Land Speed Record Challenge would still be on the drawing board.

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