- Don Vesco
- 737.794 kilometre(s) per hour
- United States (Bonneville Salt Flats)
Wheel-driven refers to the fact that the power of the engine is directed to the car's wheels, which then power it forwards. Thrust SSC, the car that set the absolute land speed record, was jet-powered, meaning that it was the thrust of the jets that powered it forward - the wheels were 'passive'.
Note that Don Vesco died of cancer in 2002.