Supersonic Car to go on Tour This Summer

Thursday, 16 May 2013

It’s been almost 30 years since Richard Noble first broke the land speed record in the name of Britain, travelling at a whopping 633.468 miles per hour. That may sound pretty fast, but compared to his current project it’s actually a rather relaxed pace.

Next year, Noble, along with his driving partner Andy Green, is hoping to smash all current records: in a car that can travel at 1,000 miles per hour. To put that into perspective, the car has more than six times the combined horsepower of every Formula 1 car on the starting grid.

If the car, nicknamed BloodhoundSSC, can reach these speeds it will also break the low-altitude air speed record, which currently stands at 994 miles per hour.

Thankfully, the team behind this powerful motor - capable of travelling the course of four and a half football fields in one second -haven’t been testing it on the M5, but have sensibly chosen to put the car through its paces on rural airfields in the southwest of England.

The team originally planned to bring BloodhoundSSC up to its record-breaking speed this year, however weather conditions in the South African desert proved to be unsuitable. This is unfortunate news for those who were waiting with baited breath to see the car in action, but fantastic news for motor enthusiasts in the UK, who will now get the opportunity to see the car up close.

Throughout 2013 the car will be put on display at a series of events across the UK, including the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire and the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, both in July. You can find a full list of events the car will be present at on the Bloodhound SSC website.

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