Dave 'Tufty' Tuffs
Today at the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre near Bristol, the EJ200 jet engine was carefully lowered onto the lower chassis ...
The BLOODHOUND build Team have trial fitted the Airframe Mounted Accessory Drive gearbox. This not only starts the EJ200 jet engine, once running, it also generates vital AC, DC and hydraulic power for the car's various systems.
Picture credit: Stefan Marjoram
BLOODHOUND's resident artist Stefan Marjoram took time out to sketch the upper and lower chassis togther with the carbon composite monocoque.
BLOODHOUND's upper chassis is starting to take shape. The state-of-the-art EJ200 Eurofighter Typhoon jet engine will hang within this aluminium structure. The aluminium stringers that run the length of the chassis and titanium skin will carry the loads generated by the jet engine into the rest of the car.
XCAR went behind the sceens at the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre to meet the team and find out why we are building the most powerful land vehicle on the planet?