Fastest Vehicles Known To The Human Race
The Wingfoot Express made waves around the same time as the Goldenrod, and was able to set records with a speed of 413.2 miles per hour. Because it was jetpowered, the Wingfoot Expresss record was classified differently than the Goldenrod, landing both vehicles in the record books. The vehicle was powered by a Westinghouse J46 turbojet engine, originally designed for use in aircraft by the U.S. Navy. A sponsorship from Goodyear inspired the name, and the extra funding helped propel it into the record books. Later redesigns ended up seeing newer versions go faster than the original, which has since been lost.