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).

Aussie Invader 5R weighs 9.2 tonnes fully fuelled and can accelerate 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 and, at full speed, will travel a mile (1.6 kilometres) in 3.5 seconds! This is the world’s most powerful car and is being built in Perth, Western Australia. This car is an engineering marvel and has taken nearly 20 years of work by some of the world’s best engineers, aerodynamicists and rocket scientists!


Fewer people have driven a car at over 600 mph than have walked on the Moon, and Rosco McGlashan one of them!

We have just published a book on Rosco’s incredible life journey and his obsession with speed, raw horsepower, and living on the edge. It is called “ROSCO The Fastest Aussie on Earth”, and it is certainly not your typical motor racing memoir. It’s an incredible story of highs and lows, good and bad, and triumph over adversity, but most of all, it’s a story of the human spirit and endeavour of someone who never gives up.

Rosco The Fastest Aussie on Earth

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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.