Bloodhound Supersonic Car Is Ready For October Trials
Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC) is ready for spped testing in October. This will be the first trials before heading to South Africa next year to break the land speed record. The trial speed of Bloodhound SSC on Oct. 26 will be conducted in the runway at the Newquay Airport in Cornwall.
Bloodhound SSC aims to break Thrust SSC record, in October 1997 by the same team. Thrust SSC is also a jet-propelled car, and able to reach the speed of 763 mph (1,228 km/h) and became the first car to break the sound barrier. According to the team of Bloodhound supersonic car, the runway trial on Oct. 26 will aim to test the equipments, including steering, brakes, suspension and data systems before the actual record-breaking attempt.
The man behind Bloodhound SSC is also the project director of Thrust SSC, Richard Noble. Following his record to break the sound barrier with Thrust SSC in 1997, the Scottish entrepreneur aims to reach the speed of 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h) with the Bloodhound as reported by Mirror.
“The runway trials at Cornwall Airport Newquay will be the biggest milestone in the history of the Project so far," Noble said about the first public appearance of Bloodhound supersonic car in October. "They will provide important data on the performance of the Car and give us a first opportunity to rehearse the procedures we’ll use when we go record breaking."
Bloodhound SSC was assembled at Avonmouth near Bristol. The car is powered by a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine, the same engine for Eurofighter Typhoon. The runway in Newquay Airport at Cornwall is a 1.7 mile-long runway and the driver will be Wing Commander Andy Green, who also drove the record-breaking Thrust SSC in 1997.
In October trials, Bloodhound SSC will be driven at 200 mph to examine its system and for Green to familiarize with the steering, brake, noise and vibration. Watch the anatomy of the car below: