In 2015, the British company Bloodhound SSCcreated the car of the same name, which is able to accelerate to 1,287 kilometers per hour. Unfortunately, after the presentation of the super-fast car, the company ran out of money and she was not able to demonstrate her abilities. In 2018, the company went bankrupt, but it was suddenly saved by an entrepreneur named Ian Warhurst, who recently hired a new team of workers and announced the date for the long-awaited speed arrival - October 2019.
The car has already gone to the speed limit in2017, but accelerated only to 338 kilometers per hour, which few people could surprise. Now the new owners of the car have renamed it to the Bloodhound LSR, and intend to accelerate it to 960 kilometers per hour. The test will take place in Africa, at the bottom of a dried-up lake in the Kalahari Desert - a spacious 18-kilometer route was laid there.
The fastest car
The length of the Bloodhound LSR car is 12.9meter, width is 2.5 meters, and height - 3 meters. The total mass of the structure is 6.4 tons but, despite the great weight, the car is quite capable of gaining great speed due to the special shape of the hull. If necessary, the machine can be equipped with rocket engines.
During the October test the fastestthe car will be deprived of rocket engines - first, the company wants to test it at relatively low speeds. If everything goes smoothly, rocket engines will be installed in 2020, and even then the supersonic machine will accurately pick up the cherished 1287 kilometers per hour.
The best racer for speedy arrival
For the arrival, the company had to lookmost experienced driver. The choice fell on race car driver Andy Green, who in 1997 set a speed record on the Thrust SSC car. Since that time, it has been known that at extremely high speeds, the wheels of a car quickly lose their grip, and the process becomes like driving on a slippery, icy surface.
During check-in we will find out how well we set up the car. This experiment will show how you can manage transport at different speeds, ”shared race driver Andy Green.
Not only is the pilot supersonic machinewill have to maintain control of movement, so he will also have to somehow slow down. It is expected that the stop of the car will take place in three stages: first, the speed will drop to 965 kilometers per hour using air brakes, and then the car will be slowed down due to the braking parachute. Disc brakes used in conventional vehicles will only be used at speeds below 400 kilometers per hour.
Racer Andy Green and the fastest car Thrust SSC
Car speed record
As stated above, the highest speed is atThe car was reached in 1997 by race car driver Andy Green on a Thrust SSC car. Thanks to two turbofan engines commonly used in passenger aircraft, it accelerated to 1,000 kilometers per hour in just 16 seconds. The record was set at the bottom of a dried-up lake in the American desert of Black Rock, where a 21-kilometer track was laid.
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