First road test of Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car) is being launched at Newquay airfield in Cornwall, UK. This will be launched after intensive experiment of about 9 years. Experiment started on Oct 28, 2007.
The Bloodhound will be launched on Thursday (26th Oct 2017).
This pencil shaped amazing car will reach a maximum speed of 320 Kmph over 2.7 Km runway. The speed is expected to skyrocket to somewhere 1609 Kmph which will be @4X than the speed of some of the reputed present day racing cars like Porsche, Lamborghini, and Ferrari. Currently these sports cars have speed of 400-500 Kmph.
This project is aimed at setting new record of land speed of 1000 Kmph and also to inspire next generation about science, technology, mathematics and engineering.
The car is 13.4 meters long weighing 7.5 tonnes and has 135,000 horsepower engine powered by EJ200 from a Eurofighter Typhoon.
This car will zoom 0-1609 Kmph in 55 seconds.
Earlier the record was set by Thrust supersonic car having speed @ 1228 Kmph. The test was done by Wing Commander Andy Green in 1997.
Bloodhound will also be tested by Green.