BLOODHOUND 500, South Africa 2018 – another step closer to a new World Land Speed Record

Adrenaline & Outdoor

The BLOODHOUND Team will be testing the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car on the Hakskeenpan in the Northern Cape in October 2018. They aim to trial the car at speeds of up to 800km/h. These tests are a key milestone on the journey to set a new World Land Speed Record.

Following the successful 320kmh UK runway tests last October, the BLOODHOUND Team is confident the car will perform as expected at higher speeds. This time out it will be fitted with solid aluminium wheels, designed especially for desert running, and a parachute braking system. Whilst BLOODHOUND SSC will ultimately be fitted with three hybrid rockets along with its EJ200 jet engine, it will be running on the 54 000 bhp jet engine alone during these trails.

Going fast is not the primary aim of the BLOODHOUND Project, rather it’s to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by showcasing these subjects in the most exciting way possible. Over 1 300 schools across South Africa have signed up to use the free BLOODHOUND education resources in their classrooms. They can access these resources at www.bloodhoundssc.com/education

The BLOODHOUND Team will be testing the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car on the Hakskeenpan in the Northern Cape in October 2018. They aim to trial the car at speeds of up to 800kmh.

Fans of BLOODHOUND will be invited to purchase tickets to see the BLOODHOUND SSC run on the Hakskeen Pan in October. Details will be posted on the BLOODHOUND website at www.bloodhoundssc.com/bloodhound500