The new Bloodhound SSC that have been unveiled is the vehicle that will attempt to reach 1,000 miles per hour.
At an event today in London’s Canary Wharf, The BLOODHOUND Project revealed the world’s fastest and most advanced racing car: BLOODHOUND SSC. The product of eight years of research, design and manufacturing, involving over 350 companies and universities, the car is the centre-piece of a free exhibition, booked out within days of being announced, with 8000 people coming to see the Land Speed Racer.
They will be amongst the first to see the completed 13.5m streamliner, which uses jet and rocket motors to produce c.135,000 thrust hp. This is more than seven times the power output of all the cars in Formula 1 combined and makes BLOODHOUND SSC the worlds’ most powerful land vehicle.
BLOODHOUND SSC is being shown in record attempt configuration, with its 2m high tail fin, required for stability at high speed, in place for the first time. Carbon fibre panels have been partially removed on one side in order to show the technology inside the car, including the Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine and supercharged Jaguar V8 engine used to pump oxidizer into the Nammo rocket.