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Bloodhound SSC sprints from 0-338km/h in 8.0 seconds

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Bloodhound SSC sprints from 0-338km/h in 8.0 seconds

The Bloodhound SSC has made its first public test runs this week, with the new rocket car showing promise ahead of its much-publicised World Land Speed Record attempt...

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Californian man targets land speed record with 2000mph rocket car
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Californian man targets land speed record with 2000mph rocket car

The current land speed record, set by the British-designed Thrust SSC in 1997, is 763.035mph (1227.986 km/h). At least two teams have set their sights on breaking the 1000mph (1609.344 km/h) barrier in the coming years, including the Thrust’s successor, the Bloodhound SSC, and a home-grown effort called the Aussie Invader 5R...


Bloodhound SSC construction starts this week
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Bloodhound SSC construction starts this week

After more than three years in the development process, the vehicle aiming to break the World Land Speed Record – the Bloodhound SSC – will enter construction this week. The Bloodhound project is the work of a British consortium, and has been designed not to simply eclipse the current record – which stands at 763mph (1228km/h) – but smash past it at a speed of 1000mph (1609km/h)...