Jet car Bloodhound overcame 1000 km/hNovember 19, 2019
The Land Speed Record (LSR) project team was able to disperse a supersonic Bloodhound to 1010 km / h during tests in the South African desert
The project team Land Speed Record (LSR) was able to disperse a supersonic car Bloodhound to 1010 km / h during tests in the desert in South Africa. The video with the race was published on YouTube.
These tests became part of the test program, in which experts intend to find out the degree of aerodynamic drag generated by the device in a wide range of speeds. Data comes from 192 sensors, after which they are compared with indicators obtained by computer simulation.
Based on this information, the size and power of the jet engine, which the Finnish-Norwegian company Nammo will release for the final attempt to establish an absolute speed record on the ground, will be optimized.
The Bloodhound LSR is currently powered by the Rolls-Royce jet engine, which is mounted on an Eurofighter Typhoon fighter. The five-liter V8 petrol unit from the Jaguar F-Type R supercar acts as a fuel pump. The total output of the power plant is about 135 thousand horsepower.
The goal for 2020 is to surpass the barrier of 800 mph (1287 km / h) and set an absolute speed record on the ground, although according to the initial idea of the Bloodhound project, it should accelerate to 1000 mph (1609 km / h). The current record belongs to the British military pilot and racer Andy Green, who in 1997 accelerated by Thrust SSC to 1230 km per hour.
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