Yesterday, a team of British engineers unveiled Bloodhound SSC: the world’s most powerful car, intended to reach speeds of over 1,000mph. Standing beside what looks like a rocket-on-wheels, it’s obvious what a marvel of engineering it is. We spoke to the team’s Lead Mechanical Engineer to find out how the vehicle was…
The Bloodhound SSC landspeed racer is what happens when the people who build the car that broke the sound barrier try to build a car that beats 1,000 MPH. It’s already the most powerful land vehicle with over 135,000 thrust horsepower.
This week, engineers working on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car installed its EJ200 jet engine into the chassis for the first time. Good news: it fits. Bad news: they now have to install kilometers of cabling into the small gaps that are left. [Bloodhound Project]
The wheels that will hopefully power the Bloodhound SSC car to speeds of over 1,000mph are now in production, with four of the finest aluminium alloy wheels being carved to extremely precise shape.
The team at Bloodhound SSC have to protect their driver if a rock strikes the cabin (or a wheel explodes) at their target record-breaking speed of 1000 miles per hour. Here's how they test their safety cell.
When you're in the process of building a supersonic car, you want to understand how it behaves at speed before you put a driver in it. So how, exactly, do you do that?
When it finally rolls out of the garage, Bloodhound SSC will hit a dizzying 1,000mph. But before it can do that, the team behind the vehicle needs to put it all together.
When you're trying to build the fastest car in human history, like the guys making the Bloodhound SSC, you have to make wheels that basically re-invent the wheel. To reach 1000mph and go supersonic, the wheels they're using weigh over 230 pounds, nearly 3 feet wide and spin four times faster than a F1 car.
When you're behind the wheel of a the car designed to hit 1,000 mph, you want the dash to be well appointed. Fortunately, looking at the newly finished cockpit of Bloodhound SSC reveals that it's fully loaded with tech.
When it comes to building the Bloodhound SSC, everything is uncharted territory for its designers. Because while the world's fastest production car, the Hennessey Venom GT, tops out at just over 270 miles per hour, the Bloodhound SSC is designed to go over 1,000 mph. And that creates countless engineering problems,…
The jet-powered Bloodhound SSC will make its 1,000 MPH world record attempt in 2016. And when driver Andy Green evacuates his bladder while blowing beyond Mach 1, if he's lucky, he won't be looking at these gorgeous gauges from Rolex. If he is, there's a good chance he's going to die.
That's what the Bloodhound SSC's attempt at breaking the world record for land speed will produce in greenhouse gases, claims its engineering lead, James Painter, who also said that driving just 10 miles in the car uses the same amount of energy that the whole of the Singapore Grand Prix uses in 20 minutes.