- The vehicle, which has the equivalent of 135,000 horsepower, will drive at up to 200 mph during the first test runs, before heading to the Hakskeen Pan in South Africa next summer to increase this gradually to 800mph, where it will break the current land speed record of 763mph. It will then return home later in 2016 to crack 1,000mph.
- Alongside the goal of breaking the record then reaching 1,000mph, the project is also aimed at inspiring and educating the next generation of scientists and engineers.
- Any vehicle competing to set a new land speed record must cover a measured mile, turn around, refuel, and cover the same mile in the opposite direction within an hour. An average of the two runs is then compared to the current record.
The road to 1,000 mph: Bloodhound SSC to begin testing on Cornwall runway in November
6. 15. 15 by Andrew Johnson