Nov. 9, 2017

Bloodhound SSC undertakes first public runs

Bloodhound SSC made its first public runs at Cornwall Airport Newquay on Thursday 26 October, reaching a peak speed of 210mph. At the wheel of the BLOODHOUND was Wing Commander Andy Green, the current land speed world record holder at 763.035mph.

Next year on a run in Hakskeen Pan in Northern Cape, South Africa, the Bloodhound will attempt to reach a world record-breaking speed of 1000mph.

Swansea University has been instrumental in the development and sponsorship of the Bloodhound SSC. Researchers working in Swansea’s College of Engineering have provided their expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), with the aim of making the vehicle as aerodynamic as possible. To view the first public run of the Bloodhound SSC, visit here.

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Content added on 9th November 2017. 

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