The history of maximum speed record by a trial run, in chronological order: 

  • 1971 - West Germany - Prinzipfahrzeug - 90 km/h
  • 1971 - West Germany -[[TR-02]] ([[TSST]])- 164 km/h
  • 1972 - Japan - ML100 - 60 km/h - (manned)
  • 1973 - West Germany - TR04 - 250 (manned)
  • 1974 - West Germany - EET-01 - 230 km/h (unmanned)
  • 1975 - West Germany - [[Komet]] - 401 km/h (by steam rocket propulsion, unmanned)
  • 1978 - Japan - [[HSST]]-02 - 110 km/h (manned)
  • 1979 - Japan-ML-500R - 504 km/h (unmanned) It succeeds in operation over 500km/h for the first time in the world.
  • 1979 - Japan -ML-500R- 517 km/h (unmanned)
  • 1987 - West Germany - TR06 - 406 km/h (manned)
  • 1987 - Japan - MLU001 - 400 km/h (manned)
  • 1988 - West Germany - TR-06 - 412 km/h (manned)
  • 1989 - West Germany - TR-07 - 436 km/h (manned)?
  • 1993 - Germany - TR-07 - 450 km/h (manned)
  • 1994 - Japan - MLU002N - 431 km/h (unmanned)
  • 1997 - Japan - MLX01 - 531 km/h (manned)
  • 1997 - Japan - MLX01 - 550 km/h (unmanned)
  • 1999 - Japan - MLX01 - 548 km/h (unmanned)
  • 1999 - Japan - MLX01 - 552 km/h (manned/five formation). Guinness World Records authorization.
  • 2003 - Germany / China¬† - TR-08 - 501 km/h (manned)
  • 2003 - Japan - MLX01 - 581 km/h (manned/three formation) Guinness World Records authorization.
  • 2015 - Japan - LO - 590 km/h (manned) Guinness World Records authorization.
  • 2015 - Japan - LO - 603 km/h (manned).