WITH the Australian land speed record under his belt, Logan City speed demon Trevor Slaughter wants to take on the world.
On a test run at the salt lakes in South Australia last Friday, the 58-year-old surpassed all expectations in his car's maiden voyage by reaching 407km/h.
That was 80.46km/h faster than the previous record.
Mr Slaughter now wants to be the first Australian to crack the world record for a wheel-driven vehicle - as opposed to a jet-powered car - by reaching at least 800km/h this year.
His son, Ben, said: "On all of the runs the car was at full throttle for less then 10 seconds. To get out there and already be half way to our goal is incredible."
But it wasn't all plain sailing as cracks developed in the bodywork and wind gusts on one run damaged the nose, resulting in emergency repairs.
Trevor, a former drag racer, has spent 30 years planning the attempt and more than six years building his vehicle, so far spending about $1.5 million.
The car will fitted with a 4900 horsepower Chinook helicopter engine on the next attempt.
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