BLOODHOUND announces world debut

Posted on 15 Jun 2015 by Victoria Fitzgerald

BLOODHOUND SSC (Supersonic Car) will make its world debut on November 17th 2015 with a 200 mph trial at Newquay Aerohub, Cornwall.

The car will then be fitted with airbrakes and winglets ready to commence high-speed testing in Hakskeen Pan, South Africa, in Summer 2016, when weather conditions will be optimal.

A forward party will deploy in April or May next year to prepare the team’s desert base.

The results from the Summer 2016 tests will inform the Project’s ultimate speed goal of setting a new World Land Speed Record of 1,000 mph.

Bloodhound SSC Richard Noble
BLOODHOUND SSC’s Richard Noble.

Further details on the configuration of the car will be announced in August, when BLOODHOUND SSC will be shown in highly assembled form at the Team’s Technical Centre, Avonmouth.

Construction of the car is well advanced with its titanium floor fitted, two metre high tail fin nearly finished and carbon-fibre front monocoque painted to aerospace standards.  Daily updates can be seen a here and on Twitter at @bloodhound_ssc.

The BLOODHOUND Project is now one of the world’s biggest STEM engagement programmes, with c. 100,000 children per year enjoying BLOODHOUND activities and lessons in the UK alone.

The project is being followed in over 220 countries worldwide.