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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Bloodhound Package


A car hoping to reach 1000mph was on display in Southampton last weekend, writes Daniel Mackrell.

The team behind the Bloodhound SSC hold the current land-speed record with the Thrust SSC, which broke the sound barrier travelling at 763mph in 1997.

The car, to be driven by Andy Green (the current record holder) would be faster than a bullet if the speed is reached.

At an impressive 13.4 metres long, the hope is to inspire future generations to pursue interests in science and engineering.

Member of the Bloodhound team, Jo Finch said on Saturday: 'To see a car with those kinds of dimensions, that long and yet so sleek was just jaw on the floor time. It was brilliant.'

With 3 engines and a hybrid rocket, the super sonic car should be capable of reaching 1000mph in just 42 seconds.

With construction ending at the end of this year, the plan is to launch the car in South Africa at the start of 2013.


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