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Testing BLOODHOUND's carbon composite air intake to ensure it can handle 1,000mph and 64,000 ltrs of air per second!
'The design is pretty much done, now we’ve just got to assemble it'. Mark Chapman was sounding confident at our recent 1K Club open day.
At 1,000mph = 175 spins per second – did wheel hold together?
My first photo (above)…it’s like a scene from a deep space science fiction movie, isn’t it? But this isn’t science fiction, it’s science fact!
It was great to see the cockpit finished and unveiled in public this month. This is my ‘1000 mph office’, which I first started to design over 6 years ago. It’s been exciting to see it come together, but as the design of the Car became more detailed, I’ve had to change some of the requirements as we went along. I’m thrilled and – I can now finally admit – slightly relieved that it does all fit in the space available.
BLOODHOUND SSC Cockpit Completed
The cockpit of BLOODHOUND SSC, the 1,000mph (1,609km/h) Land Speed Racing car, was unveiled today in Bristol, UK. The state-of-the-art carbon fibre monocoque has been tailored to the needs of driver Andy Green and will be his supersonic office during record attempts in the South African desert in 2015 and 2016.