Inside the Engineering of the World's First 1,000mph Car

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… »9/25/15 10:00am9/25/15 10:00am


This is the cockpit of the supersonic car that will reach 1000MPH

This awesomeness—captured by photographer Stefan Marjoram—is the cockpit of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car, designed to set a new world land speed record of—at least!—1,000 miles per hour (1,609.34 km/h) in South Africa. Its pilot, Andy Green, explains how the instruments work in this video tour. »6/14/14 1:29am6/14/14 1:29am

This 1,000mph World Speed Record-Breaking Car Has the Same Carbon Footprint as 3.5 Lactating Cows

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. »4/21/11 12:00pm4/21/11 12:00pm