A British team is working to develop a car that will potentially be capable of reaching 1,000mph. Powered by a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, Bloodhound SSC has been designed to break the world land-speed record and “inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics”.
Wing Commander Andy Green of the Royal Air Force is the lucky man who will be driving this perfect convergence of technology and vision. He is the current holder of the land-speed record, reaching a speed record of 763mph in 1997.
If they succeed in reaching a top speed of 1,000mph with this new car, team Bloodhound will have broken the global land speed record by at least 237mph, smashing the previous land-speed record and cementing the beauty and ingenuity of British engineering.
Over 2015 and 2016 Bloodhound will be running on the South African desert track of Hakskeen Pan, in the Northern Cape.
Anodising Pushing the Boundaries
All of the aluminium in the fin components have just been anodised to protect against corrosion. Aluminium anodising must be taken seriously when working on a project like this as the desert track that’s been chosen for the world record attempts have an alkali playa surface. Although featuring a lower concentration of salt compared to the Utah salt flats used in previous land-speed record attempts, the Hakskeen Pan still has a high concentration of salt, which means that anodising all the metal parts is imperative.
There are currently three teams that are competing for the world land-speed title: The USA/Canadian team with North American Eagle, the Australian team with the Aussie Invader R5 and the British team with Bloodhound SSC.
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