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Drive well beyond the sound barrier

Faster than a bullet, goes beyond the sound barrier and looks like a missile with wheels. And is called Bloodhound supersonic car is the prototype of perhaps destined to pulverize the world record for land speed (1228 km / h) obtained in 1997. A groped the company will be the same current record holder, the British Richard Noble, engineer, and Andy Green, driver.

Bloodhound-rocket-carThe new car will have a shell of titanium and carbon fiber 13 m long and weighing 6.5 tons, a considerable weight necessary to keep the wheels glued to the ground. The British try to accelerate from 0 to 1609 km / h (1,000 mph, 2 times the speed of a Boeing 747) in just 40 seconds. We succeeded – perhaps – thanks to a triple propulsion system, a turbo-jet (turbine used on the Eurofighter Typhoon) and an auxiliary rocket mounted on the tail, and finally an engine from 800 cavalli.Il new record will be attempted in the Black Rock Desert , Nevada (USA), three times, from summer 2009 to summer 2011.

 

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