The Bloodhound LSR is completing stages in the face of that announced attempt to break the world speed record on land (1,228 km / h), scheduled for 2020 or early 2021. For now, the British rocket car has already managed to exceed 800 km / h in the first tests.
The Bloodhound LSR, in fact, reached 501 miles per hour, the equivalent of 806,281 kilometers per hour in its sixth test session, in which the maximum speed is gradually increased at intervals of additional 80 km / h for each attempt.
The 800 km / h barrier, the initial objective for these tests, broke it on a track of more than 12 kilometers in the Hakskeenpan desert, in South Africa where other critical systems were tested, especially braking parachutes .
His pilot, Andy Green, British commander of the British Air Force, had to deal with some problems, such as blocking the main screen from 350 miles per hour or the appearance of an engine overheating alarm (false) that He even forced the rescue teams to move. although in general the behavior of the car was very stable throughout the test.
The Bloodhound LSR is powered by a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine from the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter with a maximum power of 54,700 horses that, for the record attempt, will be complemented by a rocket of almost 70,000 additional HP. The maximum speed he expects to reach is almost double the one marked in the tests: 1,050 miles per hour (1,689 km / h).
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