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Bloodhound Newquay 2017

The 1000 mph supercar powered by a jet engine was seen by thousands of school children in October 2017 at Newquay Airport to watch the final high-speed trials following a full month of testing.

The two videos below show the events from that day and the other the background and the important part that Newquay and in particular the Aerohub played in Bloodhound Newquay 2017.

Bloodhound Newquay 2017 Bloodhound Facts

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 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:

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Bloodhound at Newquay - The Story

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Bloodhound at Newquay - The Story

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