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And this month, 26, 28 and 30 October in Newquay, sees one of those giant steps in its development with the first ever runs of the Bloodhound SSC project, achieving speeds of up to 200mph. But don't worry if you can't attend the event in person you can watch the event streamed live, around 13.00 p.m., here on the Guyson website.

BLOODHOUND SSC made its first public runs at Cornwall Airport Newquay on Thursday 26th October, hitting a peak speed of 210mph in front of an estimated 3,500 spectators, including VIPs and members of the BLOODHOUND’s 1K supporters club. The successful test was live streamed around the world and came 20 years after driver Wing Commander Andy Green set the current World Land Speed Record of 763.035mph.

BLOODHOUND SSC made two runs along the 9,000ft (2.7km) runway, accelerating at a rate of 1.5G and reaching 210mph from a standing start in just 8 seconds.

On completing the test, Andy Green added: “The design and engineering team has done an incredible job with BLOODHOUND SSC. There is development work still to do, of course, but straight out of the box it feels responsive, stable and, above all, tremendously fast.

“Although 210mph is far below the Car’s ultimate target of 1,000mph, today was a proper workout for the vehicle. The Car is designed for high speed on a desert rather than sprint performance off the line, but it still accelerated from zero to 210mph in less than 8 seconds. It’s also notable for being the longest period that we’ve run the Car for, at around 21.5 minutes – and remember it’s designed to run for just 2 minutes at a time in the desert.”

Bloodhound at Newquay

Next stages of development
Next year, BLOODHOUND SSC will be run at even higher speeds. “This is as fast as we can run the Car in the UK,” confirmed Chapman. “We will run it faster next year. The rocket won’t be in the Car then, but those runs will be to develop the Car further in conjunction with developing the rocket programme.”

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