Remember the Bloodhound SSC from way back in 2011? Well, between now and then, a lot has happened to this world land speed record contender and it includes it being saved from the blink of bankruptcy and also a name change after given a new lease of life.
The Bloodhound SSC is now known as Bloodhound Land Speed Record or Bloodhound LSR. The car was revealed in mid of October for the first in the desert and since then, incremental high speed testing has gone underway, including a test of its braking system.
For its world record attempt, Bloodhound LSR is working the Northern Cape Government of South Africa where the record-breaking attempt will take place at Hakskeenpan desert, Northern Cape.
Billed as the world’s fastest straight-line car, Bloodhound LSR is powered by a state-of-the-art EJ2000 Eurofighter Typhoon jet engine that is capable of 500-600 mph (800-965 km/h) this year.
A rocket motor will be added in 2020 in an attempt to take to beyond 800 mph (1,290 km/h). You can learn more about the Bloodhound LSR’s journey to world land speed record over at its official website.
Images: Bloodhound LSR.