Brit woman to drive at 800mph in jet-powered car

February 10th, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by admin  


London, Feb 10 (ANI): A British woman is looking forward to smash the land speed record and enter record books by driving at 800mph in a jet-powered car.

Powerboat champion Sarah Donohue, 35, is one of 25 people who have made it to the shortlist to drive the 48-foot Fossett Land Speed Racer.

Organizers are hoping that the US-built vehicle will be able to attain a top speed of 800mph, thus shattering the 763mph record set in 1997 by RAF pilot Andy Green.

Sarah, who worked as a stunt-woman in Bond film The World is Not Enough, will have to go through a series of gruelling tests in order to claim the record.

The team favours a woman due to the size of the cars cockpit.

Its the ultimate challenge, The Sun quoted Sarah, as saying. (ANI)

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