• September 25, 2015

Bloodhound Supersonic Car Project

Bloodhound Supersonic Car Project

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The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Objectives:

  • Inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • Share an iconic research and development programme with a global audience.
  • Set a new World Land Speed Record of 1000mph.

The Automobile Driving Museum is an educational ambassador for the Bloodhound project and is excited by the opportunity to interest kids about science and technology. We will keep you updated on this record breaking project.

Latest News from Bloodhound UK:

January 5th 2016: The latest diary from Andy Green, the world speed record holder is a fascinating look at the science and engineering challenges the team is working to overcome.

Looking back, I’m struggling to point to a single highlight for 2015, as there were so many exciting moments.

Perhaps one of our big achievements was the completion of the chassis, making the car look nearly “finished” for the first time.

It seems a very long time ago that we were examining the upper-chassis, after adding 11,500 rivets and then heating to 175C in an autoclave (i.e. cooking it in a big oven) to set the bonding agent (glue).

Once the upper-chassis was complete, we fitted the EJ200 jet engine into it for the first time.

Bloodhound suddenly started to look like a car getting ready to do something.

Bloodhound UK Supersonic Project

Monday, 5 October, 2015

On September 24th 2015 at an event in London’s Canary Wharf, The BLOODHOUND Project revealed the world’s fastest and most advanced racing car: BLOODHOUND SSC. The product of eight years of research, design and manufacturing, involving over 350 companies and universities, the car is the centre-piece of a free exhibition, booked out within days of being announced, with 8000 people coming to see the Land Speed Racer.

September 25: Check out this report on the latest developments from the Wall Street Journal.