Design and engineering for the vehicle began in September 1992, with specific goals for aerodynamic loading (downloading), drag and other aerodynamic requirements. Preliminary wind tunnel testing was successfully completed at the University of Michigan wind tunnel facility and all design parameters were met or surpassed.
Engine: Single engine, large-block Ford V-8, 572 cubic inch displacement, turbocharged
Fuel: Compressed natural gas
Transmission: 5 Speed planetary-type, air shifted
Drive Train: All wheel drive, 1:1 ratio, custom design case, electronic traction control
Wheels: Modular 16 x 6 aluminum
Tires: 24 inch diameter special Bonneville LSR tires, spun tested to 750 MPH
Chassis: Tube frame/carbon fiber composite, suspension with +/- one inch travel
Body: Carbon fiber/Kevlar® composite
Brakes: Single rear disc, three parachutes
Weight: 3,800 pounds, "wet" with driver
Dimensions: Approximate, not including vertical stabilizer, 32 inches wide by 26 inches high (34 inches at top of cockpit) by 29 feet long. Frontal area is 7.25 square feet.