Bluebird CN7 record-breaking car

Made:
1962 in Coventry
designer:
Norris Brothers Engineering Limited

Bluebird CN7 record-breaking car, 1962. Bluebird CN7 was designed by Norris Brothers and powered by a specially modified Bristol Proteus engine producing 4,100 shp at 11,000 rpm. On 17 July 1964 on the dried-up bed of Lake Eyre in Australia, Donald Campbell created a new world land speed record of 403.1 mph for wheel driven cars.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1981-1638/1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), glass, leather, paint, rubber (unidentified), steel (metal)
type:
land speed record vehicle
status:
Permanent collection

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