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Engines

BLOODHOUND SSC will be powered by three engines. Two – the Eurojet EJ200 jet engine and the Nammo rocket/rocket cluster – will provide the thrust, while the third – a Jaguar Supercharged V8 engine – will act as an auxiliary power unit to drive the rocket oxidiser pump.

At full power the jet will be providing 90kN of thrust and the rocket 120kN. Together that’s 135,000 thrust horsepower, which is more than eight times the power of the cars on the Formula 1 racing car grid combined.

Fuel

The Car will need around 400 litres of jet fuel and 800 litres of rocket oxidiser (high test peroxide, or HTP) for each 1,000mph run. 

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Project News

The sound of BLOODHOUND SSC

Tuesday, 17 June, 2014

News

This is the sound that BLOODHOUND SSC will make ... only at 140db!

For best effect, TURN UP THE VOLUME!

A graph showing a 1,000mph run profile:

Engineering News

BLOODHOUND configuration considerations

Thursday, 10 September, 2009

News

Those of you who have been following the BLOODHOUND project closely will have noticed that there has been some hints recently that the BLOODHOUND SSC design team are looking at a new configuration in the engine room department.