Watch the Bloodhound Supersonic Car take a 334-mph practice run
Bloodhound SSC still aiming at 1,000 mph
The Bloodhound Supersonic Car, after a budget scare last year, is back on the sand in South Africa testing its land speed record car. It ran out of money last October but was saved by an English financier.
The plan is for driver Andy Green to eventually hit 1,000 mph in the rocket-powered vehicle. Green owns today’s unbelievable 760-mph record. This run above, though, is just a leisurely 334-mph test.
The first run is a brake test at 200 mph; the second is a run to test the rolling resistance at 300-plus mph. There are some side wind issues as well — we can see the vehicle getting blown around at speed. The Bloodhound team would certainly wait for a calmer day to crest the half-millennium (or better) mark.