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1,000-MPH Bloodhound SSC Show Car Unveiled

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This spring we brought you news of the Bloodhound SSC land speed record-seeking jet car as it made aerodynamic breakthroughs in computer simulation on its quest for 1,000 mph. This weekend, the car was unveiled in the flesh at the Farnborough International Air Show in the UK.

Unfortunately, it's not the complete car, lacking the mechanical underpinnings and 133,000-horsepower drivetrain, but a 1:1 replica of the real deal. While it may be just a shell, it displays the aerodynamic work the team has done to attempt its maximum design speed of 1,050 mph, or Mach 1.4.

Alongside the full-scale model of the car, which will be making its way to shows over the coming year, the Bloodhound team also unveiled the Bloodhound Driving Experience simulator. The computer program replicates what it's like to travel 10 miles in 100 seconds.

Hit up page two for the full press release, and check out the gallery above for a close look at the projected aerodynamic loads at 1,000 mph.

[Bloodhound SSC]


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