You Can Now Buy Tickets To See The 1000mph Bloodhound SSC In Testing (At 200mph)

To mark the next stage in its quest to crack the 1000mph barrier on land, Bloodhound SSC is going testing in Cornwall, and for a fee you can be part of the crowd
You Can Now Buy Tickets To See The 1000mph Bloodhound SSC In Testing (At 200mph)

The attempt to take the land speed record past 1000mph is stepping up a gear, with initial testing scheduled for October.

At first, Bloodhound SSC’s public trial runs will rise up to and around the 200mph mark on a 1.7-mile runway in Newquay, Cornwall, and if you want to go and watch it in action while it runs through its systems, tickets are going to be sold.

Interestingly, its top speed on the day, say its makers, will be determined by how good its brakes (borrowed from an old English Electric Lightning jet) are. Right.

The Newquay runway that will be used for the tests
The Newquay runway that will be used for the tests

Provided nothing major goes wrong at that point, the whole project gets shipped to a specially-prepared 11-mile ‘track’ at Hakskeen Pan in South Africa. The aim will be to top 800mph and kick the 20-year-old 763.065mph record set by Thrust SSC into the weeds. After that, more rockets will be added, power will be tripled and maximum attack mode will be engaged, all with the 1000mph target in sight. Full power is anticipated to be the same as 180 Formula 1 cars.

For the higher-speed runs the normal wheels will be replaced by solid aluminium ones. Given that at 1000mph the wheels will be spinning at 10,200rpm, no standard rubber-shod wheel could hold together.

An artist's impression of what 1000mph looks like. Possibly
An artist's impression of what 1000mph looks like. Possibly

The ambitious target is now backed by Chinese corporate giant Geely, which seems to be throwing its money around everywhere lately, making big noises with Volvo, Polestar, Lotus and the London Taxi Company, among others.

Tickets for the public days are available here, priced from £60 for adults and £15 per child. The first 1000 sold will be reduced by £5, according to the prices on the booking page. Family tickets are on offer too.

Via: Autocar



The tickets are probably going to be sold out as fast as it takes this thing to get to 200mph

06/13/2017 - 14:57 |
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As quoted above: “Making big noises with VOLVO…”.

06/13/2017 - 14:59 |
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It means Geely is making headlines with Volvo, Polestar, Lotus,…

06/13/2017 - 22:25 |
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Joshua Lue

I assume there at 1/5th of the proper price then?🤔

06/13/2017 - 15:07 |
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Freddie Skeates

I’d defo recommend going, I went to go and see the warehouse while it was still in build, and all bits were lying around like AirFix
Even in build its still a car nuts wet dream. For example here’s the steering wheel, 3D printed! Pretended I was driving it lol

06/13/2017 - 15:18 |
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Why does it need a steering wheel if it’s just gonna go in a straight line?

06/20/2017 - 10:07 |
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Alex Joe Mills

The bloodhound project seems to be going on for eternity, will they ever actually do the record run

06/13/2017 - 15:35 |
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11-mile ‘track’ so this is where the FF movies are filmed

06/13/2017 - 15:42 |
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Tomislav Celić

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Nah needs 22

06/13/2017 - 16:00 |
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Mr. Fox

To be honest I had envisioned a Megacar that can do 777 mph for a year or two, course its fictional, but you’ll impressed, soon…

06/13/2017 - 16:11 |
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BoostAddict 1

Paint will add at least 10 pounds to something this heavy. Probably something they could consider.

06/13/2017 - 16:12 |
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Aidan 39

lol with me being familar and experienced in actual aerodynamics, I expected little car stuff here.

06/13/2017 - 16:15 |
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The Volvo Guy (Ikea Meatballs)


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