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Shooting BLOODHOUND SSC - Ballistic tests on cockpit protection panels

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015 - 15:17
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. 



Unveiling the 1,000mph Car

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015

It’s a few weeks now since we revealed BLOODHOUND SSC to a global audience at East Wintergarden in London’s Canary Wharf.

The media response on the Thursday (24th September) was truly stunning! It kicked off on BBC Breakfast TV and culminated in the record attempt date being announced live on the 6 O’Clock News, which in live news PR terms is the top of Everest!