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The BR2 Lightning 505 is a racing car and is featured in Move - And You're Dead. It is powered by a new engine developed by Brains.


Technical Data

  • Length: 16 feet
  • Seating capacity: 4 (1 driver and 3 passengers)
  • Top speed: 300 mph
  • Weight: 1.2 tons
  • Width: 6' 5"

Move - And You're Dead

Alan Tracy raced with this car against his old rivals Victor Gomez and Johnny Gillespie in the Parola Sands Grand Prix. After holding Alan and Grandma Tracy at gunpoint, getting a ladder, forcing them to go up on a girder of the San Miguel Bridge (which wasn't due to open to the public for a couple of months) with an ultrasonic movement detector linked to a bomb on the underside of the bridge, Johnny and Victor stole the car for themselves and drove off in it. Victor and Johnny were fighting over the steering wheel when Scott Tracy chased after them in Thunderbird 1 firing warning shots at the car. The BR2 Lightning 505 then zoomed off a desert road, crashed through a fence, and fell to the ground below. The BR2 Lightning 505 was destroyed when it drove off the precipice at the end of the dirt road.

Cross-sections (Cutaway Drawings)

As far as is known, only two cutaway drawings of the BR2 Lightning 505 exist. Both were illustrated by Graham Bleathman. The first appeared in a Redan comic, and the other featured in the Haynes Thunderbirds manual.

Main article: History of the Cutaway Drawings (Classic Thunderbirds)


  • Although the BR2 Lightning 505 features only in Move - And You're Dead, the puppet-size model used for filming the close-ups of the driver appears in a total of six different episodes.