New Zealand land speed record broken

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The New Zealand land speed record was broken over the weekend.

NZ Air Force Sergeant Dean Hart set a new record of 363.436 kilometres an hour at the Ōhakea air force base. The previous record had been 355.485km/h.

NZ land speed record is the average speed the car does over a mile.

During the run, he reached a top speed of 458.2 km/h.

It was the first time Hart had attempted the record and gets the Castrol Trophy for setting the land speed record.

The car is powered by a Rolls Royce Viper 535 jet engine from a BAC Strikemaster aircraft. It runs on aviation jet fuel.

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