Wednesday, 25 Nov, 2009 Technology

The Fastest Car in the World Aims 1000mph Mark


Finally, engineers have completed the design of the vehicle that is expected to break the world landspeed record. It is expected that the vehicle will reach a speed of 1,000 miles per hour for the first time in history.

The project, entitled Bloodhound Supersonic, has the goal of breaking the record of 763mph that was established 12 years ago. The car will be constructed in Bristol, UK, before it performs its first test drive at a dried-out lake in South Africa in 2011.

It is worth mentioning that the 1000kg Rolls Royce EJ100 jet engine is used on the Eurofighter Typhoon, a next-gen European combat aircraft. The jet engine is going to be supported by a 400kg hybrid rocket, which, combined with the two engines, will be able to generate more power than 180 Formula One cars.

The vehicle that is part of a 10 million pounds project will be driven by Andy Green, who is the present record holder and RAF pilot Wing Commander.

Posted by bart

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