Sunbeam 1,000hp breaks the 200mph land speed barrier
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Sunbeam 1,000hp breaks 200mph land speed barrier

An engine which helped to break the 200mph land speed barrier is being restored to mark the event's 90th anniversary.

The Sunbeam 1,000hp car, driven by Major Henry Segrave, set the record on 29 March 1927 at Daytona Beach, Florida.

Its rear engine is being rebuilt by the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire, which owns the vehicle.

The museum plans to run the engine in a static test frame later this year.

  • 29 Mar 2017