Bloodhound SSC

 
Thrust SSC world land-speed record run

Learn what it takes for a car to break the sound barrier

In 1997, the Thrust SSC team landed a world record when its car set the world land-speed record of 763 mph. But, taking a car like the Thrust SSC to speeds above 700 mph isn't a simple as holding the steering wheel straight and mashing the throttle. No, there's finesse and precision involved to... read more

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Bloodhound SSC

South African locals prep track for Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt

Hakskeenpan, or Hakseen Pan as we'd say in English, is a desolate stretch of mud and salt that sits in the Kalahari Desert. This South African site is going to play host to... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
Bloodhound SSC

China’s Geely is new partner for Bloodhound land speed record team

The United Kingdom’s Bloodhound has secured vital funding from Chinese automaker Geely in order to complete its attempt on the world land speed record, scheduled to for... read more September 26, 2016 by


 
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Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt set for October 2017

A British team composed of top Formula One and aerospace industry engineers has announced it has secured funding for its attempt to break the existing world land speed... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
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... read more September 25, 2015 by


 
Jaguar F-Type R SSC Support Car

Jaguar F-Type R Support Car Tests Bloodhound SSC's Parachute: Video

If all goes as planned, sometime next year, British air force pilot Andy Green will take the Bloodhound SSC to an unbelievable 1,000 mph, simultaneously breaking the sound... read more June 16, 2015 by


 
Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

Bloodhound SSC's Tailfin Is A Project In Itself: Video

Calling the Bloodhound SSC ambitious is the height of understatement. Its mission is to be the first car to break the sound barrier. On the way there? It'll smash the current... read more June 11, 2015 by


 
Jaguar F-Type R AWD Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response Vehicle

Jaguar Unveils F-Type R AWD Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response Vehicle

Late last year, Jaguar announced a partnership with current land speed record holder Andy Green and his team at Bloodhound, which is working on a jet and rocket-powered... read more May 20, 2015 by


 
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


 
2016 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe All Wheel Drive

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


 
 

 
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