Friday, October 24, 2008

1000+ MPH car goes for worlds record

Guess I am on a weird car thing this week, but you have to admit that anything that looks like this and goes this fast is as science fiction as it comes!

Aptly name the Bloodhound, the British born jet/rocket hybrid "car" will go after the world record sometime in 2011. The $16.2 million carbon fiber and titanium vehicle will reach an estimated top speed of Mach 1.4 with the aid of both a Eurojet EJ200 jet engine and a Falcon hybrid rocket engine producing a combined thrust of 47,000 pounds. The top speed of 1050 mph will be attained in a mere 40 seconds, making for an extremely uncomfortable ride for the volunteer driver, who has had experience with high speed craft as a fighter pilot.

<- bloodhound images ->

<- Bloodhound page ->

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