The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car (BLOODHOUND SSC), aims to reach a significant milestone on 26th October with its first ever test run at Cornwall Airport Newquay. History will be made as BLOODHOUND SSC is driven at speeds of up to 200mph on the 1.7mile (2.7km) long runway.
Runway trials will mark the culmination of a month of tests to prove the car’s steering, brakes, suspension, and data systems, as well as the EJ200 jet engine, sourced from a Eurofighter Typhoon.
Wing Commander Andy Green steered Thrust SSC to victory on 15th October 1997 and will be at the wheel of BLOODHOUND SSC as it is put through its paces.
The world land speed record has been broken 21 times with Castrol, the chosen oil of the BLOODHOUND project and a partner since 2014.
The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Broadcast quality footage of the runway trial and interviews will be available to download on Thursday 26th October (approx 1500 GMT) via www.digitalnewsagency.com.
For further information: Holly Flaum | +44 (0)7535 704 657