Bloodhound SSC: 1,000 MPH ... on Land!

Imagine going faster than a bullet from a handgun ... on land! Here's the Bloodhound SSC (stands for Super Sonic Car) that is designed to travel faster than 1,000 mph (1610 km per hour) or Mach 1.4:

The vehicle's driver will be wing commander Andy Green, a Royal Air Force fighter pilot, who set the current speed record of 763 mph with Thrust SSC in October 1997.

The three-year mission will be led by Richard Noble, who also project-led the Thrust SSC and himself held the world speed record between 1994 and 1997.

Noble said: "The next three years are going to be tough, testing and damned exciting."

The wheels on the jet- and rocket-powered car, which will be 12.8 meters long and weigh 6.4 tons, will spin at more than 10,000 times per minute.

Link | Bloodhound SSC website - Thanks cjdavis3!


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If you're surpassing the speed of sound and going faster than a bullet, how the hell are you supposed to see where you're going?
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I just saw this on topgear.com earlier this morning. Sounds like they'll progressively ratchet up the speed from 800 to 1000 mph over the course of a few years. There is some very complicated simulation, math, and engineering involved, not to mention fund raising. Seeing how they are the ones with the current record, I don't foresee any problems with them surpassing it.
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