Fastest Vehicles Known To The Human Race
The CampbellRailton Blue Bird was a car built to break land speed records from the getgo. Designed by Reid Railton and driven by Sir Malcolm Campbell, the Blue Bird was able to achieve a top speed of 301.129 miles per hour in 1935. The Blue Birds engine was a 36.7liter supercharged RollsRoyce R V12, supplying it with an incredible 2,300 horsepower. Campbell was able to break the 300 miles per hour barrier for the first time in a land vehicle with the Blue Bird, making him the landspeed world record holder. Not yet finished, he also used the Blue Bird to set water speed records, hitting a top speed of 141.7 miles per hour in a Blue Bird variant.