Here are some images of the Bloodhound supercar (part of the Bloodhound Project) at an exhibition in Canary Wharf, London, 2015. Enjoy! The car is expected to reach 1000 m.p.h. supersonic speed in due course after suitable tests in the desert (perhaps at Hakskeenpan, South Africa) and eventually break the current land speed record; initial tests are scheduled for 2018. It will be driven by current land speed holder, Wing Commander Andy Green. It will be powered by an EJ200 jet engine and a hybrid rocket engine for thrust (an incredible 135,000 horsepower) as well as an auxiliary power unit. Click on images to expand.
Some of the urban area in Canary Wharf - mostly a financial district in London.
The supercar in all its glory on display.
Notice some of the sponsorship names, e.g. UWE (University of Western England), Swansea University, EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), The Army, Serco, Castrol, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and so on.
[Closer view of Bloodhound]
Side view and some of its interior on display.
The cockpit/driver's steering area.
[Closer view of bloodhound]
Tail fin and part of the engine.
One of it's wheels.
Looking inside the jet engine exhaust.
Part of the interior of Bloodhound on display.
A companion Jaguar car.
'Mission control' on public display for the exhibition.
For the latest operational developments, see @BLOODHOUND_SSC.
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