News

1000mph Bloodhound SSC Car Parachute Tested

Getting a 1000mph car to go 1000mph isn’t particularly hard, you just need an absolutely MASSIVE engine. However, keeping it from exploding, taking off, crashing and more is the really hard part. The latest tests for the hopefully land-speed recording breaking vehicle tested one of the most important components, the parachute, because you can bet that the cars pilot will be happy to hit 1000mph, but also even happier to find out the breaking systems work properly.

A successful test of the parachute is a welcome tick on the to-do list for the team and so far the jet and rocket-powered car is right on track to obliterate the current 763.035mph record, which was set back in 1997.

The parachute wasn’t tested at 1000mph, but instead at 180mph. Andy Green, the current land speed record holder will drive the Bloodhound to 1000mph, but this week he was in a Jaguar F-type R Coupe which was fitted with the parachute system.

Next year, Andy will take the Bloodhound, which is fitted with a Eurofighter Typhoon jet engine, as well as a range of Nammo hybrid rockets and a 500bhp supercharged Jaguar V8, to Mier in South Africa and we wish him and his team the best of luck.

Thank you Telegraph for providing us with this information.

Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

Ghost of Tsushima Beats God of War as PlayStation’s Biggest PC Release

Ghost of Tsushima was one of the most anticipated games of 2024 and has been…

1 hour ago

Huge Assassins Creed Bundle Has Huge Savings

What might be one of the best Steam deals I've ever seen has just been…

1 hour ago

Take-Two CEO “Highly Confident” in Fall 2025 Release for GTA 6

Take-Two Interactive, the publisher behind the highly anticipated GTA 6, has announced a release window…

1 hour ago

MultiVersus Launch Trailer Unveils New Characters

Warner Bros. Games has just released the launch trailer for MultiVersus, revealing exciting new characters.…

1 hour ago

Larian Studios Opens New Office in Warsaw

Larian Studios, the developer of the highly acclaimed game Baldur's Gate 3, has opened a…

1 hour ago

Tesla Removes Steam Support from New Cars

Tesla has decided to stop supporting Steam gaming in its latest Model S and Model…

1 hour ago