Nowadays, vehicle innovations has reached beyond expectations. Every now and then, a country would unveil amazing crafts with amazing features. Just recently, in line with their Farnborough International Air Show, Great Britain has unveiled their whole new Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) 1:1 replica.
This is being developed by aerospace manufacturer Hampson Industries and they will begin building the rear of the real vehicle in the first quarter of 2011.
We now have a route to manufacture for the whole car,” said chief engineer Mark Chapman.
“We would hope to be able to shake down the vehicle on a runway in the UK either at the end of 2011 or at the beginning of 2012,” he told BBC
The vehicle should surpass the 763mph (1,228km/h) record set by the Thrust SuperSonic Car in 1997. 3 of the Thrust’s developers are part of today’s Bloodhound . They are aiming to beat the record of Thrust in an aim to inspire children to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.
The cars shape has been well researched and was assisted greatly by project sponsor Intel and fortunately be able to solve the lift problem. If everything would be all set, the car would be brought to dried up lakebed known as Hakskeen Pan, in the Northern Cape of South Africa, to begin its assault on the world land speed record. It’s shape would be its key to beat the record.
It’s called configuration 10,” said Mr Chapman. “It’s very angular at the back; it’s got a very narrow rear-track. Between November and March, we reduced 11 tonnes of lift to zero lift at Mach 1.3. At that point, we had the aerodynamic shape which you see in the show car. It’s very stable.”