Bloodhound Newquay – The supersonic Car

Bloodhound Newquay – 2017 Bloodhound Facts

Update: Bloodhound LSR, formerly Bloodhound SSC Lack of funds and the COVID-19 pandemic stalled progress in 2020, and in 2021 the vehicle was offered for sale.

BLOODHOUND SSC is approximately 13.4m long and weighs 7.5 tonnes. The design is a mix of car and aircraft technology, with the front section being a carbon fibre monocoque (like a racing car) and the back portion being a metallic framework and panels (like an aircraft). The two front wheels sit within the body and two rear wheels are mounted externally within wheel fairings.

The Car will be powered by both a jet engine and a rocket, which together will produce more than 135,000 horsepower: that’s more than six times the power of all the Formula 1 cars on a starting grid put together.

Bloodhound Newquay

Arriving at Newquay’s Aerohub

BLOODHOUND SSC will be the first – and, probably for a long time, the only – land-based vehicle in history to travel for a sustained period of time well above the speed of sound. The Car will need around 400 litres of jet fuel and 800 litres of rocket oxidiser (high test peroxide, or HTP) for each 1,000mph run.

From The Bloodhound Project: http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/project

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Bloodhound Newquay - The Story

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Bloodhound Newquay - The Story

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