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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Bloodhound has now joined the exclusive club of land speed racers that have gone faster than 600mph (965km/h). Running across its dry lakebed track on Saturday, the British car's GPS sensors clocked 628mph (1,010km/h). Only seven vehicles in the history of the land speed record have previously driven beyond 600mph. Bloodhound's achievement is notable because it's been running with only the thrust of a jet engine. The car's design allows for a rocket motor, too. When this is fitted next year, as planned, the arrow-shaped machine should be in a very strong position to smash the current world record of 763mph (1,228km/h).

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Bloodhound's achievement is notable because it's been running with only the thrust of a jet engine. The car's design allows for a rocket motor, too. When this is fitted next year, as planned, the arrow-shaped machine should be in a very strong position to smash the current world record of 763mph (1,228km/h).

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Interesting, but will it be allowed to compete with Greyhound?

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-11-17 11:58 PM | Reply

I heard that over 300 mph it feels like you are driving on a pane of glass. And no, an ejection seat wont save you.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-11-20 05:10 PM | Reply

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