The team behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car Project are confident they have the engineering and design expertise and inspiration to build a supersonic car which will exceed 1000mph and break the world land speed record at Hakskeen Pan in 2017 and 2018 – while also inspiring a generation of school children.
Over 6,000 UK schools are engaged in the project and learning all about the design, build and operation of this supersonic car.
We’re backing this amazing attempt and offering our members the opportunity to ‘send their name supersonic’ by sponsoring the Bloodhound for £20. This gets you your name on the tail fin, bronze membership of the 1K supporters club and a unique personalised PDF certificate.
Everyone who sponsors the Bloodhound will be entered into a free prize draw to win one of five tickets to watch the first speed trials at Newquay Airport in autumn 2016.
We’re backing British engineering excellence”
RAC chief executive officer Chris Woodhouse said: “The RAC is proud to back the Bloodhound Supersonic world land speed record attempt. This project represents a truly British challenge which champions UK engineering excellence and presents a unique opportunity to excite and engage thousands of school children in the project.”
What powers Bloodhound?
The BLOODHOUND SSC is powered by three engines, a state-of-the-art EJ200 jet engine normally found in a Eurofighter Typhoon, a cluster of Nammo hybrid rockets and a 550bhp supercharged Jaguar V8 pumps the rocket’s oxidiser. Between them they generate 135,000 hp, equal to 180 F1 cars.