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slugbelch 06-18-2017 06:31 PM

Bloodhound SSC has begun!


What is presumably the world's fastest car has been sitting still for a long time, but that might change in, well, a few months. A date has been set for the Bloodhound supersonic land-speed car to be tested for the first time - in October. Or in the words of the team's press release: "Bloodhound is go!"
Testing to consist of breaking the current land speed record.


Yvonne* 06-18-2017 09:07 PM

I've been following this too. Very exciting! Hope they get out in October!

HEMI_guy 06-19-2017 10:17 AM

What's the current record?

racer12306 06-19-2017 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by HEMI_guy (Post 201976)
What's the current record?

763mph from 1997 when they broke the sound barrier for the first time.

There have been some attempts at that place in Africa but the conditions haven't been there. They spent a lot of time and money just prepping the surface.

slugbelch 08-16-2017 05:52 PM

1,000 mph!

slugbelch 08-18-2017 03:20 PM

Bloodhound Race Car to Make First Public Run
August 14, 2017, 9:00 am


The Bloodhound Project will hold its first ever public run using the Bloodhound SSC racecar on October 26th, 2017 at the Aerohub Enterprise Zone, Cornwall Airport Newquay, U.K.

shaketown dave 08-20-2017 02:54 PM

cant wait to see how it an airport?

racer12306 08-21-2017 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by shaketown dave (Post 203662)
cant wait to see how it an airport?

It's just a public test run. Not the attempt for 1000mph.

shaketown dave 08-22-2017 06:07 PM

yeah I figured that but still not much of a place to test(even public exhibition):eek:

slugbelch 08-22-2017 06:51 PM

Inside the 1000 mph shop

65 days until it's first (test) run at Newquay!

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