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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.
 

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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. 

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

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Andy Green’s Diary – April 2015

A fascinating thing about prototype engineering projects in general, and Land Speed Records in particular, is how they appear to move forwards in fits and starts. Right now, BLOODHOUND is charging ahead towards completion of the Car this summer, but there are still a few minor ‘speed bumps’ to deal with. The trick is to recognise these bumps for what they are: a perfectly normal part of the ‘Engineering Adventure’ to build the world’s first 1000 mph Car. Fortunately, the speed bumps remain few and far between, so we’re taking them in our stride and still smiling.