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BLOODHOUND SSC Design Drawings Revealed

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We’ve been running stories about the BLOODHOUND SSC 1000 mph car since the beginning, and we keep doing so until it accomplishes that goal! Today we can bring to you the first design drawings of the actual car.

The jet and rocket-powered World Land Speed Record contender, BLOODHOUND SSC is actually more than just record-breaking car and is in fact an international education initiative: “The core aim is to inspire young people to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM subjects) by showcasing these subjects in the most exciting way possible.” These design drawings will be distributed to over 4,500 schools and colleges across the UK, where they can be accessed by over 1.5m students, and to our extended team of fans and enthusiasts following the Project in the 207 countries around the world.

The design of the SSC is the result of 30 man-years of cutting-edge research and design work and consists of 4,000 individually-designed components. If you are interested you can download 3D models and deconstruct the CAD model layer by layer, and explore some amazing facts about the SSC, such as its acceleration from 0 -1050 mph and back in just 100 seconds, 47,000 lbs thrust (equivalent to 133,000 thp), 30 tonne suspension loadings; air pressures on the bodywork of up to 10 tonnes per square metre; the air brakes each exert 2.2 tonnes as they open; solid aluminium wheels alone weigh 90 kg each and will be spinning at 10,200 rpm, generating 50,000 radial g at the rim, and…

That is all great, but we can’t wait to see the real thing finally comes out of the labs and actually do 1000 mph! That’s going to be quite a day…

The 3D design drawings will be used extensively in the BLOODHOUND Education Programme, which produces curriculum-ready resource materials for all levels of education. Currently 4,081 primary and secondary schools, 246 further education colleges and 42 universities, encompassing 1.5 million students, are now exposed to real-world case studies based on the jet- and rocket-powered Car, helping to bring their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) lessons vibrantly to life. Schoolchildren across the country are already building their own pyrotechnic rocket cars, go-karts and even a life-size replica of the BLOODHOUND cockpit complete with seat, steering yoke and dials. So, who knows what imaginative projects will be inspired by the release of these design drawings.

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