Bloodhound compared with F1 car and Bugatti ChironMarch 31, 2020
The Bloodhound Land Speed Record project team, building the fastest land vehicle in the world, created a video that virtually compared its rocket-like car with a Formula 1 car, a Bugatti Chiron hypercar, and an “ordinary road car.” For three days, the video has already collected over 100 thousand views only on YouTube.
Data from open sources were used for the simulation, while the authors of the video do not pretend to be absolutely accurate, since it was impossible to take into account all the conditions: until now, it had never occurred to anyone to evaluate the dynamics of the same Chiron in the conditions of the South African desert, where Bloodhound LSR will try to establish new world record.
Since the LSR starts on a jet thrust, it takes much more time to accelerate from standstill. According to the video, at first he would have succumbed even to an ordinary car. It was only possible to overtake the Bugatti Chiron with a “ground rocket” only at the 19th second, when its speed had already reached 443 km / h, and after about a second the “formula” car was left behind. At the same time, “Bloodhound” continues to accelerate for a long time after the alleged rivals are already gaining their maximum speed. In tests last year, the car accelerated to 628 miles per hour (1010 km / h) in 50.1 seconds. At the same time, her goal is to show first 800 mph (1,287.48 km / h), and then 1,000 mph (1,609.34 km / h).
In early March, the team announced that it again needed an impressive investment to finalize the car and other goals – otherwise the record race scheduled for the summer of 2021 would not take place. Now the new owner and CEO of the project, Jan Warhurst, officially put him into sleep mode, as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted all agreements with potential sponsors.
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