See the ultimate racing car and learn about the science behind a world land speed record attempt.
Former RAF fighter pilot Andy Green hopes to set a new world land speed record in the Bloodhound SSC (Supersonic Car).
Andy set the current record (763.035mph) in 1997, with a different car. Bloodhound is designed to reach 1,000mph.
Crucial components for the car were tested at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and Mercury Centre.
Bloodhound SSC has three engines:
- A state-of-the-art EJ200 jet engine from a Eurofighter Typhoon
- A bespoke Falcon hybrid rocket
- A 750 bhp Cosworth F1 engine that drives the rocket’s oxidiser pump.
Between them they produce 135,000 hp, the same as 180 F1 cars.
High speed testing of Bloodhound SSC begins in 2013, in South Africa.
Don’t miss this chance to see Bloodhound before it makes history!