A Year From Today

  • Oct 15, 2015 7:12am GMT

On 15th October 2016, one year from today, RAF pilot Wing Commander Andy Green will sit behind the controls of the Bloodhound SSC and aim to take the supersonic car to 800 mph, breaking his own World Land Speed Record. The RAF and Army are major partners in this British engineering adventure which is already inspiring young scientists across the country.

VIDEO 1 RAF: Bloodhound SSC Supersonic Car October 2015 Update from the RAF

VIDEO 2 BLOODHOUND SSC - 1,000 mph car: BLOODHOUND SSC makes World Debut

On September 24th 2015 at an event in London’s Canary Wharf, The BLOODHOUND Project revealed the world’s fastest and most advanced racing car: BLOODHOUND SSC. The product of eight years of research, design and manufacturing, involving over 350 companies and universities, the car is the centre-piece of a free exhibition, sold out within days of being announced, with 8000 people coming to see the Land Speed Racer.

VIDEO 3 BLOODHOUND SSC - 1,000 mph car: Introducing the 1,000mph BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car

The BLOODHOUND Project is an international education initiative focussed around a 1,000 mph jet and rocket powered car. The primary aim is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by sharing the adventure with the widest possible audience. Over 7000 schools have signed up the use the BLOODHOUND Education Programme in their classrooms.

The vehicle itself is a showcase for high technology design and engineering, utilising both composite materials, metallics and traditional aircraft manufacturing techniques.