Bloodhound Supersonic First Public Tests – success – can’t wait for 2019

Bloodhound Supersonic First Public Tests
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Bloodhound Supersonic First Public Tests – huge crowd watched as the car sped to success

The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has conducted its first public runs.

Using just the thrust of its jet engine, the vehicle raced to 210mph (340km/h) down the runway. It was at Newquay Airport in southwest England.

Ultimately, Bloodhound will be fitted with a rocket motor as well so that it can go 1,000mph (1,610km/h).

That will not happen for two to three years.  But the Newquay tests have given the team confidence that the car can achieve its designed performance.

Driven by RAF Wing Commander Andy Green, Bloodhound SSC made two trips down Newquay’s 1.7-mile (2.7km) runway. Andy green was over the moon about the performance of the car.

It was the best ever and in no doubt that the 1,000 mile per hour test in 2019 will go smoothly.

A hug crowd packed the runway to watch the event.  It is half term so lots of kids got to see this key speeding test.


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