Bloodhound SSC making 320km/h test run

The supersonic Bloodhound SSC is set to make its moving debut in December when the team attempts a 320 km/h test run.

Set to take place at Newquad Aerohud in the United Kingdom, the test run will help prepare Bloodhound SSC for its record-attempting supersonic run in South Africa in 2016. In the Kalahari Desert, a top speed of 1609 km/h (1000 mph) is being targeted which will easily eclipse the current land speed record held by the Thrust SSC at 1227 km/h (763 mph).

Powering Bloodhound is a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine from the Eurofighter jet fighter as well as hybrid rockets from Nammo. Those rockets are powered by hydrogen peroxide oxidizer which is fed by the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 from the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe delivering 550 hp!

Thanks to the collaboration between Jaguar and the Bloodhound team, the British automaker will provide a selection of support vehicles for the record-breaking run. They will include the Jaguar F-Type AWD Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response Vehicle.

[Via Autocar]


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