Goldenrod Race Car 1965 Land Speed Record Setter
Mobility • 7m 16s
In 1965 at the Bonneville Salt Flats, brothers Bill and Bob Summers set a new land speed record for a wheel-driven automobile – 409.277 miles per hour – with Goldenrod, a bullet of a car powered by four Chrysler Hemi V-8 engines producing 600 horsepower each. Goldenrod simultaneously represented cutting-edge design and a throwback to traditional automotive power. This revolutionary race car can be found on the floor of the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Detroit, Michigan.
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