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Start your engines! BLOODHOUND’s jet engine fired up

30 September 2017

The 1,000mph racing car has had its EJ200 jet engine started and taken to max reheat during its first week of testing at Cornwall Airport, Newquay.

BLOODHOUND spits fire (Credit: BLOODHOUND SSC)

Driver Andy Green sat in the cockpit, throttling the jet engine with his right foot, the car was tied down to a secure anchor. 

Data collected from the sensors on the car confirmed the jet engine produced the expected thrust during maximum reheat.

“What a fantastic ending to our first week of testing,” said Stuart Edmonson, Head of Engineering Operations. “integrating a Eurofighter Typhoon jet engine into the car is a huge challenge; however, we have succeeded!”

“Witnessing the EJ200 jet engine at maximum reheat is a fantastic experience. Not only can you see the shock diamonds and hear the deafening noise, you can physically feel the power of the engine as your body shakes.”

“With the static tests complete the team will move onto dynamic testing, ready for our high speed, 200mph, trials at the end of October.”

Video courtesy of BLOODHOUND SSC


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