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The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Objectives:

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

Mission Statement:

Create a unique, high-technology project, focused around a 1000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt. Share this Engineering Adventure with a global audience and inspire the next generation by bringing science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life in the most exciting way possible.
 

Bloodhound TV

Latest TV episode

Shooting BLOODHOUND SSC - Ballistic tests on cockpit protection panels

At 1,000mph, BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car's solid aluminium wheels will be spinning at 10,200 rpm, that's rotating at 170 times per second, generating a staggering 50,000 radial g at the rim. A 1kg bag of sugar at the centre of the wheel would weigh 50 tonnes, the same as a fully loaded artic lorry at the rim. 
 
Whilst the wheels have been forged using a 3,600 tonne hot press and a 20,000 cold press to ensure the metals internal grain structure radiates out like the spokes of a wheel, they could still fail if they hit stone hidden beneath the desert surface. 

PhotosLatest Updates

  • Infographic: Astounding facts
  • Runway wheels by Castle Precision Engineering
  • Runway wheels by Castle Precision Engineering
  • Runway wheels by Castle Precision Engineering

Bloodhound Project

Latest Blog

Andy Green’s Diary – February 2015

The pace of engineering activity on Project BLOODHOUND is simply extraordinary. We currently have some 700 unique components in manufacture