XT1 (JET 1)

<I>The Rover head designer Maurice Wilks at the wheel of the Jet1</I>
The Rover head designer Maurice Wilks at the wheel of the Jet1

<I>This Jet-clip is from an American collection.</I>
This Jet-clip is from an American collection.

XT1, Experimental Turbine number 1, is better known as the Jet1, which was the registration number the company acquired for this very special car.
On June 26 1952 Spencer King set the speed record at 150 mph or 241 km/hr with this gasturbine car at the famous Jabeke-road between Ostende and Gent in Belium.

Now there's a Jet-replica beeing built!


Did you know

the longest measured skid mark on a public road was left by a Jaguar in June 1960 290 meters of rubber were found before the accident scene on M1, outside Luton in England.


Uppdaterat 2009-03-27

Tata buys Land Rover and the Roverbrand

In March 2008 the heavily indebted Ford Company sold their British prestigious carmakers Jaguar and Land Rover along with the Rover Brand, the Daimler brand and the Lanchester brand.

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History of this day

1939: John Cleese, British actor and writer