Rob Freyvogel, a medical engineer at Carbinite Metal Coatings of Butler, Pa., has built a streamliner car that can hypothetically go 550 mph, but that he has never tested.
“We are going for the all-time land speed record, which is 472 mph. You have to do it twice. Computer models are telling us this car can go 550 mph,” Freyvogel said.Freyvogel has spent four years building this car with eight other men and plans to race it at the World of Speed Races in September at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. He hasn’t been able to test the car though, as it is too difficult to do around here, and he has been too busy finishing the car.
In order to break the speed record, Freyvogel’s car will have to reach a record-breaking speed twice.