The world’s fastest land vehicle is called the Bloodhound SSC and it getting ready to make its public debut.
The Bloodhound SSC has been officially unveiled in its final form. The model in question will be seen in action next Easter, in Newquay, United Kingdom, but until then, it will most likely be shown during a major automotive event. The team which has been involved in building it will be making the necessary tweaks in two test runs ahead of its major attempt of hitting the 1,000 mph barrier (1,609 km/h) in 2017.
The land vehicle stands at a whopping 13.5 meters in length and it has a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine under its hood, which has been taken from the Eurofighter Typhoon. This unit will be allowing it to reach approximately 650 mph (1,046 km/h) and when this will happen, the hybrid rocket will be kicking in to boost its velocity. This is working together with a 5.0 liter V8 supercharged engine made by Jaguar which is in charge of providing up to 40 liters of propellant per second for the hybrid rocket. Combining the three power sources will get an incredible 133,151 HP (96,461 kW) and it will allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h) in just 55 seconds. A little over 2 minutes will take it for the entire run, including deceleration. The amazing machine will be driven by Andy Green, who is the land speed record holder with the Thrust SSC, after achieving 763 mph (1,228 km/h) back in 1997.