Nerd’s Eye View: Ferguson & Macmillan Racing K-Liner


The exhaust dumps out the right side.
Two parachutes are used to bring the K-Liner down from speed. I believe the bar sticking out from above the chutes is the push-bar. Many land speed cars have a push vehicle that gets them started before they move under their own power due to the gearing required to hit a few hundred miles per hour.
These views give some perspective on the length of the K-Liner. Also note how the tail tapers down gently reducing drag.


This video shows a test run of the K-Liner at about half-power. The traction control was turned off in order to gain data to prepare for later runs. It spun first, short shifted to second and was out of boost for around 9 seconds until traction and control were regained, then it finished out the run in 4th gear out of 5. The data from this test run provides the wheelslip data required for maximum acceleration.

So just what can the Ferguson & Macmillan K-Liner achieve? Considering how fast it went at half power, I can’t wait to see what it can do at full power with the traction control enabled. Keep your eyes out for falling records at El Mirage and the Bonneville Salt Flats.




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