The supersonic car, Bloodhound SSC, will make its world debut on November 17th 2015 with a 200 mph trial at Newquay Aerohub, Cornwall.
Construction of the car, which Pilot first reported on two years ago, is well advanced with its titanium floor fitted, two metre high tail fin nearly finished and carbon-fibre front monocoque painted to aerospace standards. It will be driven by an aero engine and handled by RAF fast jet pilot, Andy Green. Daily updates can be seen at www.bloodhoundssc.com and @bloodhound_ssc. After the initial trials, the car will be fitted with airbrakes and winglets ready to commence high-speed testing in summer 2016 when weather conditions will be optimal on the Hakskeen Pan in South Africa. A forward party will deploy there in April/May next year to prepare the team’s desert base.
The results of the high-speed testing tests will inform the Project’s ultimate speed goal of setting a new World Land Speed Record of 1,000 mph.
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.