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The Bloodhound Project Events Diary

The BLOODHOUND Engineering Adventure will have a presence at the following public events:

 

Event News The Bloodhound Project: a 1000mph Land Speed Record?

When: Wed 10th December 2014
Where: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ

A lecture by Tony Parraman, Head of Sponsor Liaison.

BLOODHOUND SSC is a jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph (just over 1,600 kph). It has a slender body of approximately 14m length with two front wheels within the body and two rear wheels mounted externally within wheel fairings. It weighs over 7 tonnes and the engines produce more than 135,000 horsepower - more than 6 times the power of all the Formula 1 cars on a starting grid put together!

The design is looking to beat the current world record holder (Thrust SSC) who travelled at an average speed of 763mph.
So when and where is it going to take place?  What have the challenges been?  Why does it matter?

Come along to this event to find the answers to these questions, in this overview of all aspects of the BLOODHOUND project. To keep you on the edge of your seat, think about these amazing facts:

  • 0 - 1,000mph in just 55 seconds
  • Bloodhound SSC has 25,000hp more than the QE2
  • 3.6 seconds  -the time taken to do the flying mile
  • The temperature in the rocket is twice as hot as the inside of a volcano.

 

For more information, please see the IET website