Design, build, manufacture and inpsire with BLOODHOUND

Posted on 5 Jan 2015 by Victoria Fitzgerald

The BLOODHOUND gang have been playing with their favourite Christmas toy, the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car kit, the latest release from the BLOODHOUND Project.

Comprised of more than 3,500 components, the model kit includes a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine, normally found in the Eurofighter Typhoon; a cluster of Nammo hybrid rockets, developed to power the next generation of space launchers; a 550bhp Supercharged Jaguar V8, used to pump the oxidiser into the rocket; two unique Rolex instruments specially made for BLOODHOUND SSC; a titanium skinned upper chassis; a carbon fibre monocoque and canopy with 50mm thick windscreen; plus 22,500 aerospace-grade rivets, each hand-fixed.  Additionally, assembly instructions included by driver Andy Green.

The kit has been produced as part of the scheme, which aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by showcasing these subjects in the most exciting way possible.

Over 5,700 UK primary and secondary schools, and thousands more around the world, use BLOODHOUND materials in class in science clubs.

The organisation’s goal is for every school child in the UK to participate in at least one BLOODHOUND lesson or experience by the time the car reaches its ultimate Land Speed Record goal of 1000mph in 2016.

Check out a building of the model here: