World Dream Cars Update

World’s fastest car – 1000mph

>> Tuesday, 28 October 2008


Want to know how to dodge a bullet? You can do it with this car. Well, not exactly dodging but this cool looking car which is known as Bloodhound is capable to travel faster than a bullet fired from a handgun.
Bloodhound SSC (Super Sonic Car) is 12.8m-long and weights 6.4-tonne and it will accelerate from 0-1,050mph (1,690km/h) in just 40 seconds. The car’s wheels is 900mm in diameter and “have to be made from high-grade titanium to prevent them from flying apart.”
 
Bloodhound SSC will be powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine and it is expect to be ready to make their world record in 2011, with a speed up to 1,000mph (1,610km/h).

1. Titanium or composite wheels - rear wheels sit outside bodywork, front wheels are steerable to comply with land speed rules
2. Driver sits behind front wheels and in front of engine air intake duct
3. Carbon fibre and titanium bodywork for optimum aerodynamic performance, reaching top speed over 4.5 miles. Same distance required for stopping
4. Bloodhound powered by Eurofighter jet engine with hybrid rocket attached, enabling car to accelerate from 0-1,050mph in 40 seconds
5. Fins maintain stability and downforce to keep car on the ground
6. Deployable aerostructures slow car at highest speeds; parachutes slow car at mid-speeds; finally, driver halts car with carbon fibre brakes
“This is one of the most exciting things you can do on God’s Earth; and when you’ve the opportunity to do it really, really well, with the latest technology, you can’t resist the challenge,” said Richard Noble, Bloodhound project leader.

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2 comments:

Kevyn Hagemann 15 April 2011 at 15:00  

Would it be fun if you could drive like that in the freeway? Hahaha, just kidding! That's pretty fast, and it really does look like it's a big bullet. In fact, it's faster that a bullet from a Magnum.

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