A DRAMATIC behind-the-scenes video has shown the supersonic Bloodhound car taking shape.
The team behind the fantastic project, to build a supersonic car which will hopefully set a new land speed world record, has shown the project in a 90-second time lapse video.
The car will be piloted by former RAF pilot and Hartlepool resident Andy Green.
The video, which has been compiled by Cisco BLOODHOUND TV, takes the viewer on a tour of the workshop to see the Build Team in action.
Technicians from the Royal Air Force’s 71 Squadron and the Army’s Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers are working alongside the car’s motorsport and aerospace mechanics, assembling the most powerful land vehicle in history. And in another dramatic twist, one lucky person could have their selfie on the side of the car when it bids to set a new world record.
The person who generates the highest contribution amount by the end of May will win the right to have their Selfie on the side of BLOODHOUND SSC and travel with Andy Green at 1000 mph.
To take part, people should refer friends to the donations page on Indiegogo www.bloodhoundssc.com/join-the-adventure .
The best performer contributing the highest level of donations will win a supersonic selfie. Andy, who grew up in town when his dad Tony, a chief Hartlepool fire officer, already holds the current land speed world record of 763mph.
It was set in 1997 in America’s Nevada desert in the Thrust supersonic car. Many of the engineers behind the Thrust car are now working on the Bloodhound. Andy, who attended High Tunstall secondary school in the 1970s and lived in Stanhope Avenue, was brought onto the project as a consultant around six years ago.
At full speed, the car will cover a mile in 3.6 seconds. It has three power plants, a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet from a Eurofighter Typhoon, a cluster of Nammo hybrid rockets and a 650 bhp engine that drives the rocket oxidiser pump. Between them they generate 135,000 thrust hp, which is the equivalent of 180 Formula 1 cars. The car is currently being assembled at the Bloodhound Technical Centre in Bristol.
It has three power plants, a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet from a Eurofighter Typhoon, a cluster of Nammo hybrid rockets and a 650 bhp engine that drives the rocket oxidiser pump. Between them they generate 135,000 thrust hp, which is the equivalent of 180 Formula 1 cars.