Bloodhound LSR gearing up for new land speed record attempt
October 22, 2019driversclub
A new land speed record attempt will be undertaken by the intrepid daredevils of Bloodhound LSR, with the team now gearing up to take on this enormous challenge.
Having just completed initial testing of their new vehicle in Newquay, the team is now jetting off to the Hakskeenpan desert in Northern Cape, South Africa.
A team pushing for greatness
Powered by a state-of-the-art EJ200 Eurofighter Typhoon jet engine, the car is a one-of-a-kind model and will now be pushed to achieve speeds in excess of 500 mph in its next phase of tests.
Bloodhound LSR engineering director Mark Chapman commented: “Here at the Hakskeenpan on a ten-mile track we can accelerate for much longer, achieve higher speeds and investigate the car’s stability, performance and drag, all crucial as we move towards setting a new world land speed record.”
The team now hopes to be fully prepared to set a new official land speed record by the end of next year, when it will attempt to break the current record of 763.035 mph held by Thrust SSC.
However, this is just the start for Bloodhound LSR, as once that record has been broken, the team will attempt to push to even higher speeds and become the first land-based vehicle to break the 1,000 mph barrier.
Steve Clarke, marketing manager at Drivers Club News, comments: “The world land speed record is a challenge that sets pulses racing for anyone who’s a fan of motorsport. To set a new record will be both a feat of engineering, as well as a test of nerve for the driver behind the wheel.”
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