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[EN][VIDEO] Oldies but goldies: Donald John Campbell sets World Speed Record

More than 51 years ago, Donald John Campbell sets the astonishing World Record of 648 km/h for a four-wheeled car at Lake Eyre, in Australia. But still, John was disappointed because the car was designed for something more than 800 km/h… The car was designed by the Norris brothers, who already had designed the highly successful Bluebird K7 hydroplane (also a world-record setter), a four wheel drive and powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Proteus free turbine eying of 3320 kW. 

Ladies and gents, John Campbell and his Bluebird-Proteus CN7! 

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