The 1,000-MPH Bloodhound Is More Powerful Than 100 Koenigseggs


The One:1 is almost 1,300 hp. You do the math.

The Bloodhound SSC (Super Sonic Car) has been on our radar for some time, and the rocket- and jet-propelled car has now been revealed in its final world record attempt guise. Three engines will power the earth-bound jet, producing a combined total of 133,151 horsepower. To put that number into perspective, that's around 100 times more powerful than the Koenigsegg One:1 – one of the world's most powerful cars.

A Rolls-Royce EJ200 turbofan jet engine from the Eurofighter Typhoon will account for half of the Bloodhound's thrust, taking it to around 300 mph in fifteen seconds and on to 650 mph.

A hybrid rocket booster will do the rest with help from Jaguar's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that will act as a fuel pump, supplying 800 liters of HTP to the rocket at a rate of 40 liters per second. Current land speed record holder Andy Green will pilot the 13.5-meter long Bloodhound. He aims to break his own record of 763 mph in South Africa in a year from now, before attempting to hit 1,000 mph in 2017. But the Bloodhound SSC will first be seen in action in Newquay, UK, where it will make a test run up to 200 mph.

Bloodhound lsr via Instagram

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