Bloodhound SSC

Bloodhound SSC

Bloodhound Reveals Completed SSC, Will Attempt 1,000-MPH Run In 2017

It’s been close to a decade since news of the Bloodhound SSC first emerged. This week, though, the people behind the supersonic car have finally revealed the completed version. Measuring 44 feet in length, the Bloodhound draws its power from a V-8, a jet engine and a cluster of rockets, and... read more

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Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

Bloodhound SSC Ballistic Testing Shoots Bits Of Wheel At Driver At 2,300 MPH: Video

When traveling at 1,000 mph, the Bloodhound SSC land speed record car’s wheels will spin 10,200 times per minute—or 170 times per second. If part of the wheel... read more March 11, 2015 by 

Bloodhound SSC construction

Building The 1,000-MPH Bloodhound SSC: Video

The current land speed record for a drivable object on four wheels is 763 mph, as set by fighter pilot Andy Green back in 1997 behind the wheel of the Thrust SSC (supersonic... read more January 2, 2015 by 

Nammo Rocket Bloodhound SSC

Testing The Rocket Engine Of The Bloodhound SSC: Video

Getting a car to crest the 250-mph mark takes over 1,000 horsepower. Just ask the engineers behind the Bugatti Veyron or virtually any of the competitors at events like the... read more December 10, 2014 by 

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Jaguar Confirms All-Wheel-Drive F-Type For L.A. Auto Show, Partners With Bloodhound SSC Team

Jaguar’s F-Type is already available in a number of variants but the expansion of the sports car range is far from complete. The strategy mimics that used by Porsche... read more November 5, 2014 by 

Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

This Is How You Test Wheelspin At 1,100 MPH: Video

The Bloodhound SSC is, even in a world of increasingly crazy and over-the-top supercars, the craziest car currently in development. Why? Because it’s being built to go... read more August 1, 2014 by 

Bloodhound SSC's cockpit

A Glimpse Inside Bloodhound SSC's Cockpit: Video

It's rather pleasing to note that the cockpit of Boodhound SSC—the Land Speed Record attempt vehicle aiming to hit 1,000 mph—is exactly as high-tech and... read more June 18, 2014 by 

Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

Anatomy Of Bloodhound SSC's 1,000 MPH Record Attempt

According to the laws of physics, speed is relative. To a snail, human walking pace is an incomprehensible velocity, yet virtually everything in the universe is standing... read more June 3, 2014 by 

Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

The World's Strongest Brakes Stop The 1,000 MPH Bloodhound SSC: Video

It's like stopping a bus from 160 mph on a wet road. That's how the engineers behind the Bloodhound SSC—the British land-speed record car designed to break the... read more May 20, 2014 by 

1,000-MPH Bloodhound SSC show car unveiled

Bloodhound SSC 1,000-MPH Land Speed Record Attempt To Be Streamed Live

The current world land speed record stands at 763.035 mph, as set in October 1997 by British Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green driving the jet-powered Thrust SSC. Green is... read more July 25, 2013 by 

Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

Rolls-Royce Sponsoring 1,000-MPH Bloodhound SSC Project

The mission: Build a car that can exceed 1,000 miles per hour. Do we have your attention yet? The jet-engine maker Rolls-Royce PLC have announced that they're supporting the... read more May 13, 2013 by 

1,000-MPH Bloodhound SSC show car unveiled

Does Carbon Neutrality Matter At 1,000 MPH?

Apparently, it does. The Bloodhound SSC, which generates an astonishing 47,000 pounds of thrust through a rocket motor fed by an F1 engine used as a fuel pump, will go carbon... read more October 24, 2012 by 

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Australian Team Seeks Land Speed Record With Aussie Invader 5R

The current land speed record stands at 763 mph, which was set back in 1997 by Brit Andy Green driving the jet-powered ThrustSSC. However, there’s a new race on to see... read more October 19, 2012 by 

The Bloodhound SSC's rocket engine, undergoing its first test firing

The Bloodhound SSC Tests Its Rocket Engine: Video

In about a year’s time, pilot Andy Green will strap himself into the driver’s seat of the Bloodhound SSC, parked on the flat and straight Hakskeen Pan in South... read more October 3, 2012 by 

Chris Harris races Andy Green in a pair of Radical SR3s

Chris Harris Races The Radical SR3 With Andy Green, Bloodhound SSC Pilot

The Bloodhound SSC is fairly mental all on its own: basically, a jet without wings intended to skim the surface of a salt lake bed. The driver, accordingly, is slightly more... read more August 8, 2012 by 

Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

Bloodhound Land Speed Car Gets First Record (In Scale Speed)

If you've been following the race for the Land Speed Record you'll be familiar with Bloodhound SSC. The U.K-based team headed by Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green hopes to... read more June 2, 2011 by 


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