The Bloodhound SSC system is planning to produce the world’s fastest car which is capable of moving at speeds close to 1000 mph. This is an important week for the vehicle and its developers as the car’s rocket system is set to be tested within the next few days. Bloodhound SSC is a jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph (just over 1,600 kph). It weighs over 7 tonnes and the engines produce more than 135,000 horsepower - more than 6 times the power of all the Formula 1 cars on a starting grid put together.
The developing team headed by Richard Noble will test run the rocket at the Newquay Cornwall Airport and the future of the Bloodhound SSC depends on the outcome of the test. The plan is to propel the rocket and Andy Green, its driver, to speeds more than 1000 mph and this is set to take place in South Africa in 2013 and preparations are on in full force.This is set to be the biggest rocket testing in the country after nearly two decades and will be accessible to the public view. This is perhaps the most interesting thing to have happened in the country after the Apollo launch.