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Bloodhound SSC

Kennett Ylitalo

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Not sure if this belongs to motorsports, it's new land speed record car from Noble. Following Thrust SSC, we get Bloodhound SSC.

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Target speed: 2015 = 1350kph 2016 = 1610kph
Jet engine output: ~27 000NM
4 Hybrid Rockets: ~37 000NM
Fuel pump for 4 Rockets; Cosworth 750bhp F1 V8
Solid aluminium tires.

Just for comparison, F1 circa 2009 had around 360NM...

Jet engine static test


So it has Eurofighter jet engine plus 4 hybrid rockets (High Test Peroxide + synthetic rubber), has to pump 10 gallons second, tires has to withstand 50 000G at 1600km/h. Those are just freakingly large numbers, starts to go over imagination.. Try to picture yourself strapped to 80 000bhp engine and then pressing boost to give you 120k more.. And someone need to operate it. A human, preferably.

Rocket engine static test

Of course, there is competition, at least six more projects are underway with American Steve Fosset buying Spirit of America and setting sights for 800mph and the new comer, Aussie Invader setting their target too on that magical 1610kph (1000mph for those who still use ancient units).

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(please, correct me if i got those power output figures wrong, the article is written in that ancient weird code that has foots and pounds and i'm having none of that crap..)


Here's the article, really good, worth to read: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/03/bloodhound-ssc/
 
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