Cosworth Group is supplying the auxiliary power unit for BLOODHOUND SSC in the shape of its Formula OneTM engine - the CA2010, which has proved to be the most reliable in sport today. This 95kg, 750+bhp unit will provide not only essential hydraulic services to the car but will also drive the rocket oxidizer pump which will supply 800 litres of High Test Peroxide (HTP) to the rocket in just 20 seconds - equivalent to 40 litres - over 9 gallons - every second. The rocket is a hybrid, specially developed for BLOODHOUND and the largest ever designed in Europe.
The Cosworth CA2010 engine will be mounted backwards when compared to its normal position in an F1 car. It will be subjected to - 3G acceleration for 40 seconds – not something it was originally designed to withstand with maximum braking forces in F1 only endured for 3 or 4 seconds at a time. However, due to the quality of its design and engineering, Cosworth Group is confident it will work in this new and uniquely challenging scenario.