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Four wheels, 7.5 tonnes, 135,000 bhp. See inside the ultimate jet and rocket powered car
Bloodhound Car (Skin)
 
Chloe Rhodes

I’m Corporal Chloe Rhodes from the British Army's Royal Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. I use my skills as an avionics technician to help build the switch components in BLOODHOUND's cockpit. Find out about the cockpit instruments

 
Andy Green

I'm Wing Commander Andy Green. I drove Thrust SSC to 763 mph in 1997 and set the current world land speed record. I'll be behind the wheel of BLOODHOUND SSC when we take it to the South African desert in 2015 and 2016. Read my diary.

 
Mark Chapman

I’m BLOODHOUND’s Chief Engineer. I head up the team of design engineers who draw the thousands of individual parts that make up the car. Each part has to be designed and stress tested to ensure that it will be strong enough to handle the forces and stresses of driving at supersonic speeds.

 
Sarah Covell

I'm Sarah Covell, I’m head of IT and will be the project manager at the Mission Control Centre. This will be the nerve centre of all the operations in the desert, with all of the communications, video and data being sent here from the car to be shared with the world. Learn about the world's fastest racetrack.

 
Jet engine

The EuroJet EJ200 jet engine is the same as the ones used in EuroFighter Typhoon planes but here it will provide around a third the thrust needed by BLOODHOUND SSC to reach over 1,000 mph. Find out more about the jet engine

 
Cockpit

The cockpit is in the carbon fibre monocoque, similar in concept to a Formula 1 tub, so that Andy sits in a very secure, rigid safety cell.Find out more in this video.

 
Brake discs

 
Wheels

 
Hybrid rocket

A cluster of Nammo hybrid rockets will provide the final thrust to boost BLOODHOUND to over 1,000 mph. Learn how a hybrid rocket works in this video.

Bloodhound Car (Skin)

Latest activity

BBC Future visited the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre to discover the genius behind the ultimate 1,000mph jet and rocket powered racing car:
On this day in 1997 the Thrust SSC team set a World Land Speed Record of 763.035 mph - traveling faster than the speed of sound
Our in house artist Stefan Marjoram not only takes many of the stunning photos and makes the BHTV episodes that appear on this site, he also finds time to sketch the build of BLOODHOUND SSC.
The Joseph Whitaker School Young Engineers SMASH the Guinness World land speed record for a model car taking it from 287mph to a whopping 533.1mph!
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BLOODHOUND Inspiration

BLOODHOUND SSC is a unique, high-technology project to design and build a car that will break the 1,000mph barrier and set a new world land speed record. Designed and constructed in the UK, BLOODHOUND SSC includes components and sponsorship from international companies and will make its record attempt in South Africa.

We are sharing this international engineering adventure with a global audience. Why? Because we love science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and BLOODHOUND SSC shows how amazing – and fun – they can be!