Bloodhound speed record vehicle attempting first public run

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption Meet Ron Ayers. the 85-year-old aerodynamicist behind the Bloodhound car

It is powered by the same Rolls-Royce rocket engine used in Eurofighter Typhoon jets, the newspaper says, as well as "three Norwegian Nammo hybrid rockets" and a V8 motor from a Jaguar sports vehicle. The Bloodhound team are utterly convinced they will succeed, and they can not be dismissed as a bunch of deluded cranks because they are the only people to have designed, built and driven a vehicle through the sound barrier, a record which has stood for 20 years. That need for speed is just the first stage of an attempt to prove the Bloodhound's capabilities with an eye firmly on the main prize of an eventual 763 miles an hour.

This public test will be the first of many such trial runs as the team put every single part of the vehicle through its paces ahead of the historic test run in South Africa in 2019. "It felt like about eight seconds, which was what we were expecting".

Bloodhound SSC is created to reach 1,000mph in a bid to set a record that can not be beaten by existing technology. The Bloodhound team wants to first hit 800 miles per hour to establish a new land speed record and then try for the 1,000 miles per hour milestone.

After a decade of intensive planning, an extensive team of aspirant record-breakers revealed a glimpse of the British car's power at Cornwall Airport in Newquay.


In 1997, Andy was the driver for the Thrust SSC team as they set the current record of 763mph.

It also aims to inspire the next generation of engineers by visiting schools nationwide. The record attempt will be made on the Hakskeen Pan in South Africa, hopefully in 2019.

In development since 2008, it is being tested at Newquay airport at speeds of up to 200mph. "We came here to show the world Bloodhound is go, and I can not think of a better way of having done that".

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