It was found in a scrapyard and by ED Shadle, co-owner of the invention, who acquired it at the cost of 25 000 dollars in 1998. It will have taken ten years of keen work and an investment estimated at 150 000 dollars to convert the plane into a racing car supposely able to break all the records of ground speed. According to the team in charge, it could reach the 835 mph (1343,8 km/h) milestone - which is quicker than sound.
However, the different tests are attached to an astronomical cost, especially taking into account their short span aspect: 18 000 dollars in parts and gasoline. This last factor raises the invoice considerably since the racing car consumes 160 galons at the minute. The craftsmen of this colossal project are in the search of a good pilot which will attract partners for an ultimate test to break the world record. The interested individuals (between 20 and 40 years old) must submit their candidature with photograph and an 400 words email which will praise their skill at the following address : email@example.com. Obviously, the selected person must have steel nerves with reflexes out of the commun to pilot such an speedy invention. The event will be held this Automn in the desert of Black Rock, in the United States.
Michael Bertiaux [May 1, 2008]
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