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Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt pushed back to late 2019

Originally scheduled for October 2017, the Bloodhound SSC's attempt on setting a new land speed record has been pushed back until the fourth quarter of 2019, the team confirmed Wednesday. The cause of the delay, the second for the British effort, is primarily due to longer than expected time required to raise the necessary funding. The team has also...

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Bloodhound SSC hits 210 mph in 8 seconds in first public test

It was in 2008 that the team behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) announced the goal to not only tackle the current land speed record of 763.035 mph but to reach the staggeringly high mark of 1,000 mph. On Thursday, team Bloodhound took a major step toward reaching the goal. Bloodhound's 44.3-foot streamliner, with current record holder Andy Green...

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Learn what it takes for a car to break the sound barrier

In 1997, the Thrust SSC team landed a world record when its car set the world land-speed record of 763 mph. But, taking a car like the Thrust SSC to speeds above 700 mph isn't a simple as holding the steering wheel straight and mashing the throttle. No, there's finesse and precision involved to break records, and subsequently, the sound barrier. Foremost...

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The Bloodhound SSC test fires its jet engine

Name your car Bloodhound and it needs to be something special. In this case, the Bloodhound SSC—those last three letters are for "supersonic car"—is capable of traveling at speeds faster than commercial jets. The Bloodhound SSC project is a group effort to bring about a new land speed record. Andy Green is the man who will helm this craft, and...

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1,000-mph Bloodhound SSC will conduct first test run in October

The actual attempt at the world land-speed record may be delayed, but the Bloodhound SSC is gearing up for launch. The project team has announced the 1,000-mph vehicle will conduct its first test run this October. Previously, the Bloodhound SSC team was scheduled to attempt a run at a world record...

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Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt delayed by a year

Originally scheduled for October 2017, the Bloodhound SSC team's attempt on setting a new land speed record has been pushed back until the second half of 2018. The cause of the delay is primarily due to longer than expected dealings with corporate sponsors, though there have also been changes...

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