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‘BLOODHOUND is Operational’. In 3 words BLOODHOUND’s Operations Director, Martyn Davidson, summed up the fantastic achievements of our month at Newquay.
Even though BLOODHOUND SSC achieves 185mph, the Engineering Team investigated data and within minutes identified a minor issue that caused the car not to achieve reheat (aka afterburners) during the...
Watch BLOODHOUND SSC run in this excellent 360° video, filmed and produced by the BBC
Over 3,500 people watched BLOODHOUND SSC make its second set of public runs at Cornwall Airport Newquay today, reaching speeds of over 200mph.
Visit the BLOODHOUND online shop to find a full range of BLOODHOUND branded clothing for adults and children, K’NEX kits, models of the Car, books, mugs ... and more.
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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 2017 and 2018. 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.

 
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)

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!