The BLOODHOUND SSC (SuperSonic Car) will make its world debut on November 17 2015 with a 200mph trial at Newquay Aerohub, Cornwall, UK.
The car will then be fitted with airbrakes and winglets ready to commence high-speed testing in Hakskeen Pan, South Africa, in Summer 2016, when weather conditions will be optimal. A forward party will deploy in April / May next year to prepare the team’s desert base.
The results from the Summer 2016 tests will inform the project’s ultimate speed goal of setting a new World Land Speed Record of 1,000mph.
Further details on the configuration of the car will be announced in August, when BLOODHOUND SSC will be shown in highly assembled form at the Team’s Technical Centre, Avonmouth.
The BLOODHOUND Project is now one of the world’s biggest STEM engagement programmes (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), with c. 100,000 children per year enjoying BLOODHOUND activities and lessons in the UK alone.