1,000 mph rocket car being built in Britain

By on February 9, 2011
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It’s called the Bloodhound and packs in a whooping 135,000 horsepower.

To the contrary to what we (and Hollywood) believes will happen, I envision a future where we will be simply driving faster and faster cars than taking to skies. One step that in direction is a new ‘rocket car’ constructed in Britain that can go upto 1,000 mph.

The car is called Bloodhound and is ridiculously opposite to its animal name equivalent. It’s 42 foot long, packs in 135,000 horsepower and will be propelled by a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine and a Falcon rocket. The companies involved in the project, Advanced Composites Group and Hampson Industries, say that the car should go from 0 to 1,000 mph in 45 seconds.

After the beast is built, it will be taken on low-speed trials on a runway in Britain in the second quarter of 2012. It will then be handed over to Andy Green, a Royal Air Force Wing Commander to proper try out the speedster. He will also attempt to break his own 1997 record of 763 mph in the Thurst SuperSonic Car, the first land vehicle to break the sound barrier.

Thankfully, the trials will be held in South Africa, if it was Sharjah he would barely be able to go above 20kmph. Even the mightiest of super cars kneel before the traffic of the Emirate.

Source: BBC.


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