THE Knysna Car Show has achieved a scoop in getting to feature details about the car that is set to attempt to break the world land speed record.
The Bloodhound SSC car is scheduled to arrive in South Africa in the second half of next year to attempt the world land speed record (WLSR) on Hakskeenpan in the Northern Cape.
The show will feature a 1/10scale model of the car, plus the Bloodhound driving experience (BDE) where one may run through the processes WLSR holder Andy Green will have to go through to get the car to 1610km/h and then stop safely.
Members of the Bloodhound Project team will be on hand to answer questions and sign up schools to the education programme.
Bloodhound SSC will have a jet engine controlled by the pedal under the driver’s right foot and a rocket engine fired by depressing switches on the steering yoke.
The car develops 135000hp, equivalent to 180 F1 cars, and will cover the measured mile (1.6km) in just 3.6 seconds.
The BDE simulator lets one experience controlling the car as it accelerates at 85km/h per second and then with just over 9km to go to the end of the track, and then slowing down by using the airbrakes and parachutes at 100km/h per second, whilst keeping the car on the blue line of the marked route.
At the end of your run you will receive a Bloodhound SSC certificate showing your peak and average times through the FIA measured mile.