Bloodhound SSC

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    The team's ultimate goal remains beating the current land speed record of 763 mph set in 1997.

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    Take a look inside the world's fastest car's cockpit

    Bloodhound LSR driver Andy Green walks through the cockpit of his land-speed-record jet car.

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    Bloodhound land speed car hits 501 mph despite gremlins, fire report

    Testing of the Bloodhound land speed record car, which looks like a space shuttle on wheels, has exceeded 500 mph.

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    Bloodhound land speed record car hits 334 mph in early shakedown tests

    Bloodhound LSR is gathering data ahead of its first attempt on the record in the next 12 to 18 months.

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    Bloodhound back from the dead, record attempt back on

    The Bloodhound land speed record project is alive and kicking, with the company behind it, Grafton LSR, on Thursday revealing a new livery for the supersonic car as well as a new base of operations. Grafton LSR took over the project last December after the previous company overseeing it, Bloodhound...

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    Bloodhound land speed record project saved by buyer

    A savior for Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the company working on an attempt to smash the land speed record for a steerable car, has been found. The savior is Ian Warhurst, who it was announced on Monday is the new owner of Bloodhound Programme. It isn't clear how much Warhurst paid for Bloodhound...

  • Bloodhound SSC conducts first public test - October 26, 2017

    Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the company behind the Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt, was disbanded Friday after it failed to secure new funds. The attempt had been on hold since October 15 when Bloodhound entered administration, a process similar to bankruptcy protection. To get off the ground, it needed to raise some $33 million. “While not an insignificant amount, the [$33 million] Bloodhound requires to break the land speed record is a fraction of the cost of, for example, finishing last in a F1 season or running an Americas Cup team,” Andrew Sheridan, an appointed...

  • Bloodhound SSC conducts first public test - October 26, 2017
    Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt pushed back to late 2019

    Originally scheduled for October 2017, the Bloodhound SSC’s attempt on setting a new land speed record has been pushed back until the fourth quarter of 2019, the team confirmed Wednesday. The cause of the delay, the second for the British effort, is primarily due to longer than expected time...

  • Bloodhound SSC conducts first public test - October 26, 2017
    Bloodhound SSC hits 210 mph in 8 seconds in first public test

    It was in 2008 that the team behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) announced the goal to not only tackle the current land speed record of 763.035 mph but to reach the staggeringly high mark of 1,000 mph. On Thursday, team Bloodhound took a major step toward reaching the goal. Bloodhound's...

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    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...

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    The Bloodhound SSC test fires its jet engine

    Name your car Bloodhound and it needs to be something special. In this case, the Bloodhound SSC—those last three letters are for "supersonic car"—is capable of traveling at speeds faster than commercial jets. The Bloodhound SSC project is a group effort to bring about a new land speed...

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    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 the Bloodhound SSC next year as it seeks to break the current land speed record. To prep the desert surface for this run, the...

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    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 South Africa in October 2017. Geely, which is the parent company to Volvo, has been named the prime sponsor of Bloodhound, as well as the team’s official automotive partner. The three-year deal will see Geely technology used in the construction of Bloodhound’s new SSC (supersonic car) as well as the company's logo on its flanks. ALSO SEE: 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo priced from $176,585 Jaguar, which became a...

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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 record. At the wheel of the outlandish Bloodhound SSC vehicle will be the world's fastest man, Andy Green, who has held the 763 mph...

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    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...

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    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 barrier and shattering the world land speed record. But obviously, there's plenty of work to be done before then, as there's...

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    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 world land speed record—a record driver Andy Green currently holds. And as you'd imagine, the specs are insane. The...

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    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 supersonic car (SSC) that will be used in a new land speed record attempt in the next six to 12 months. Green’s previous...

  • Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

    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 comes off at that speed, you’re talking about a life-ending projectile. ALSO SEE: Clarkson So Upset With BBC He May Quit 'Top Gear': Punch, Cry, Run? So what do you do about it? You engineer, you build, and then you test. This is the test, wherein engineers shoot a large chunk of metal at the composite protection panel that will shield the driver, Andy Green. And they shoot that chunk of metal at 2,300 mph. WATCH...

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    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 car). Green and British engineering group Bloodhound are now working on a new supersonic car, one that could potentially...

  • 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 Texas Mile. It's a heck of a feat to make a car go that fast. Now imagine you want to take a land-based vehicle and break the...

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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 for its 911, which caters to a wide variety of buyers, and it’s one Mercedes-AMG plans to implement for its new GT sports...

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    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 at least 1,000 mph. MUST WATCH: McLaren MP4-12C Spits Crazy Flames-Grab Your Meat Products: Video Here, the team behind the...

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    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 spaceship-like as you'd expect, given its mission. All too often the innards of boundary-defining machines are disappointingly drab...

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