Racing

Eric Killorin

Tue Mar 04 2014 18:08:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bloodhound SSC is exactly what it says - a SuperSonic car designed to go faster than the speed of sound.
Bloodhound SSC is a jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph (just over 1,600 kph). It has a slender body of approximately 14m length with two front wheels within the body and two rear wheels mounted externally within wheel fairings. It weighs over 7 tonnes and the engines produce more than 135,000 horsepower - more than 6 times the power of all the Formula 1 cars on a starting grid put together!
The Car is a mix of car and aircraft technology, with the front half being a carbon fibre monocoque like a racing car and the back half being a metallic framework and panels like an aircraft.
In these pages, the significant parts of the car are explained in detail.