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UK News Paint tears off British-built Bloodhound car as it goes supersonic and reaches 628mph during test run in South African desert

13:31  19 november  2019
13:31  19 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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British - built Bloodhound car goes supersonic and reaches 628 mph during test run , causing paint to peel off the vehicle, in quest to break 763mph land speed record and eventually reach 1,000mph. Bloodhound LSR carried out test runs in the Hakskeenpan desert in South Africa.

Bloodhound , the jet engine-powered earth rocket, has closed out its high-speed testing in the South African desert with a 628 - mph run captured on video. The sound as it passes by the camera is jaw-dropping. An analysis showed that the airflow beneath the car went supersonic and stripped paint

The British-built Bloodhound LSR, dubbed the 'world's fastest car', has hit speeds of 628mph during a warm-up for its 1,000mph record-breaking attempt, causing paint to peel off the vehicle as it went supersonic.

The landbound jet carried out the test run on a racetrack in the Hakskeenpan desert in South Africa this weekend.

The car's team tweeted the news, writing: 'Bloodhound LSR is thrilled to have hit 628mph/1010kmh today. Concluding our high speed test programme.'

a plane sitting on top of a sandy beach: The British team behind Bloodhound are continuing towards their goal of breaking the world land speed record after the vehicle shot past 600 mph © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The British team behind Bloodhound are continuing towards their goal of breaking the world land speed record after the vehicle shot past 600 mph a large body of water: The vehicle's speed caused paint to be stripped from the sides as it zoomed away © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The vehicle's speed caused paint to be stripped from the sides as it zoomed away

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The British jet-powered car goes faster still during trials on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa. "With all the data generated by reaching 628 mph , we're in a great position to focus on setting a And a fighter plane tearing down a runway would be airborne long before it approached this kind of speed.

Radio communications with the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car will be critical to the team's success in setting a 1,000mph (1,609km/h) World Land Speed Record. Last autumn an L39 jet aircraft flew multiple passes down BLOODHOUND ’s specially prepared South African desert track, synchronised

Bloodhound LSR said: 'Sensors during its 628mph run show that the airflow beneath the car went supersonic.

'It stripped the paint from an area three metres back from the front wheels.'

Driver Andy Green, who already holds the land speed record, told the Mirror: 'The stability and confidence the car gives me as a driver is testament to the years of world class engineering that has been invested in her by team members past and present.

'With all the data generated by reaching 628mph, we're in a great position to focus on setting a new world land speed record in the next year or so.'

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The Bloodhound LSR supersonic car 's latest run in the South African desert brought it to a blistering 628 The Bloodhound LSR was built to smash the land speed record and in the last few weeks has made incredible You can check out the Bloodhound LSR’s latest run in the video below.

The Bloodhound Project seeks to hit 1,000 mph with its supersonic car , across a dry lake bed in South Africa. While still well short of the 1,000 " Building on everything we learned in Newquay this October, we'll learn a tremendous amount by going fast on the desert the car was designed to run on.

Powered by a Rolls-Royce EJ200, the same jet engine used in the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet, the car hurtles so fast across the salt pan track that a twin parachute is needed to bring it to a halt.

With the aerodynamic lines of a rocket, Bloodhound was designed and built in Britain by Grafton LSR.

It was taken apart and air-freighted to South Africa, where it was reassembled. Its crew is working flat out in South Africa to refine all aspects of the car.

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South African test concludes with a whopping final top speed. Bloodhound has finished its high speed testing programme in South Africa, hitting 628 mph . Subsequent study showed that in some areas the airflow had actually gone supersonic , stripping the paint from an area three metres behind

South African test concludes with a whopping final top speed. Bloodhound has finished its high speed testing programme in South Africa, hitting 628 mph . Subsequent study showed that in some areas the airflow had actually gone supersonic , stripping the paint from an area three metres behind

Phase one of Bloodhound LSR's plans is to break the current world land speed record, which stands at 763mph.

It then hopes to reach the staggering speed of 1,000mph.

'The whole team has been on a buzz since arriving here a few weeks ago to knock out the teething problems,' said Green, 57, a jet fighter pilot for Britain's Royal Air Force who says his hobby is driving straight-line racing cars. 'We're working together to get the car up to top speed.'

Ultimately, Bloodhound's jet engine will be boosted by a rocket engine with the goal of safely reaching 1,000 mph (1,609 kph), faster than the 767 mph (1,234 kph) speed of sound.

History of the world land speed record

1904: Frenchman Louis Rigolly becomes the first man to drive a car at 100mph, taking the record from American carmaker Henry Ford

1927: Briton Henry Segrave passes the 200mph mark, driving the Sunbeam 1000 HP Mystery in Florida

1963: American Craig Breedlove sets the first record with a jet-powered car, reaching 407mph, although it was not ratified as the official record until later

1964: Breedlove reaches 500mph, driving at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in the United States

1983: Britain reclaims the record when Richard Noble drives Thrust2 at 634mph

1997: Andy Green breaks the record twice in the same year in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, reaching the current benchmark of 763mph in October that year while driving ThrustSSC

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