New Year, new model kit for the team behind the Bloodhound SSC.
Happy New Year! New year, new challenges, and so on. Who’s got a project car to work on in 2015? We know at least one group of people – the team behind the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car project, which is aiming to produce a vehicle that will break the 1000mph (1609kph) barrier.
This is what they’re working on this year – perhaps the world’s most advanced model kit. When complete, the Bloodhound will be comprised of 22,500 parts, including a Rolls-Royce jet engine from a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter plane. Power also comes from a cluster of Nammo hybrid rockets used in space travel, and a supercharged Jaguar V8 used solely to pump oxidiser into the rocket. The instruments are made by Rolex, while the chassis is made from titanium and carbon fibre. The drive is Royal Air Force fighter pilot Andy Green – you can read our interview with him here.
The attempt on the world land speed record will be made later this year in the Kalihari Desert in South Africa. The team has until then to put together this model kit to end all model kits. It certainly beats an Airfix kit.