What is the BLOODHOUND SSC/Project

BLOODHOUND SSC is a supersonic car currently in development. Its goal is to attain a 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/h) World Land Speed Record. The team aims to break the Land Speed Record with the pencil-shaped car, powered by a jet engine and a rocket designed to reach 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/h) together with a Cosworth CA2010 Formula 1 V8 petrol engine auxiliary power unit. It is being developed and built with the intention of breaking the Land Speed Record by 33%, the largest ever margin.

Runway testing of up to 200 miles per hour (320 km/h) is scheduled to take place early 2014. BLOODHOUND SSC will then be tested on the Hakskeen Pan in the Mier area of the Northern Cape, South Africa where a track 12 miles (19 km) long, 2 miles (3.2 km) wide has been cleared.