1000mph in the modelshop
KD get involved in the Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt.
Bloodhound SSC is the name of a project aiming to break the land speed record with a pencil-shaped car powered by a jet engine and a rocket designed to reach approximately 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/h). It is being developed and built with the intention of breaking the land speed record by the largest ever margin.
The project was announced in October 2008 at the Science Museum in London by Lord Drayson, the Minister of Science in the UK’s Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, who in 2006 first proposed the project to Richard Noble and Andy Green; the two men who between them have held the land speed record for 25 years.
Richard Noble, engineer and adventurer, reached 633 mph (1,019 km/h) driving turbojet powered car named Thrust 2 across the Nevada desert in 1983. In 1997, he headed the project to build the Thrust SSC, driven by Andy Green, an RAF pilot, at 763 mph (1,228 km/h), thereby breaking the sound barrier (in compliance with Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile rules) for the first time ever by a land vehicle.
Kinneir Dufort’s prototyping studio are currently making tenth scale models of the Bloodhound SSC, one of which is currently on our stand S3-120 at DSEi which takes please at ExCel this week.