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The Bloodhound Project Exploring the science and technology behind BLOODHOUND SSC

Exploring the science and technology behind BLOODHOUND SSC

Will Gray is an aeronautical engineer turned sports and technology writer with a long-running fascination for the Land Speed Record. Having worked in the design office for Jordan Grand Prix he switched to journalism to become a 'Fleet Street' F1 correspondent. He is now bringing his passion for adventure and extreme science to the Bloodhound Project with regular blogs and news updates...

Will Gray writes ...

Wednesday, 24 July, 2013

 

Driving a car at 1,000mph requires precise control and a very strong grip – so the BLOODHOUND engineers have used 3D printing to create the world’s most advanced steering wheel...

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013

The forces involved in a land speed record are intense – so here we take a look at how BLOODHOUND SSC has been prepared to take a beating...

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013

With the virtual Bloodhound SSC car built in 3D CAD, the team used a couple of other bits of clever computer tech to take it for a virtual test drive – right up to 1,000mph.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013

Imagine going along a road at 1,000mph – that’s about 15 times faster than you can go on a motorway. At that speed, you can’t take any chances.

The thing is, we don’t actually know what a car driving at 1,000mph would do. It’s never been done. Not for real. But it has been done ‘virtually’.