tgv speed record at 574.8kmh – 357.16mph

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(france 2 coverage-couverture france 2) The french TGV (train à grande vitesse, High speed train) sets a new conventional rail record, with a speed of 574.8 kmh. The record was established on April 3,2007, surpassing the previous record of 1990 (515.3kmh). The train is a special tgv, named “V150” (for 150 met/sec, ca. 540kmh)with a souded-up engine (25000hp, like two F1 starting grids), and larger wheels. This is a test run, in order to make the train able to run at a 360+ kph in commercial services. Le TGV atteint la vitesse de 574.8 kmh, établissant un nouveau record du monde de vitesse sur rail. Le record est établi le 3 avril 2007, surpassant le précédent record de 1990 (515.3kmh). Le train est un tgv spécial, avec des moteurs survitaminés (25000 cv, l’équivalent de deux grilles de départ de F1), des roues plus larges… Anchorwomen: Françoise Laborde Consultant: Clive Lamming Reporters: Martin Gouesse (onboard), Alban Mikoczy Fellow Americans: Support ARRA!

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