Welcome to the BLOODHOUND SSC website. Here you should be able to find everything you need to know about this exciting project to build a supersonic car. Being supersonic means that it will travel faster than the speed of sound – but we’re designing it to be even faster as we want to beat the current land speed world record and go faster than 1,000mph.
Our car is being put together in Bristol, in south-west England, and the car’s driver – Andy Green – is British. But it’s really a global project as some of the parts of the car are being built in other countries and then we will race the car in a desert in South Africa.
About the car
The BLOODHOUND SSC car can only travel faster than 1,000mph because it has both a rocket AND a jet engine (like the ones used in fighter planes). It also uses a third engine to pump the fuel into the rocket – this engine might only be a pump in BLOODHOUND, but actually it is as powerful as the ones used in normal racing cars.
You can find out more about the car and where the record will be attempted in the Project section of our website:
The best way to learn about the BLOODHOUND SSC car is to watch this video:
We’ve got other cool videos that explain more about BLOODHOUND, such as:
Facts and figures
We’ve got some posters that show you cool stuff about BLOODHOUND:
- The history of the land speed world record – who drove how fast and when
- 10 amazing facts about BLOODHOUND
- 10 amazing facts about Hakskeenpan where we will race the car
- How do the fastest things in the world compare to each other, including the fastest runner (Usain Bolt), the fastest cyclist (Sir Chris Hoy), the fastest planes – and BLOODHOUND
For older kids
There’s lots of useful information about BLOODHOUND projects for schools in our Education section.
If you’re thinking of a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths, have a look at our Careers page.