ACSYS sponsors Super Sonic Car with Laser Know-How
Bloodhound SSC is exactly what it says – a SuperSonic Car!
It is supersonic because it is designed to go faster than the speed of sound.
It is a car because it has four wheels and is under full control of its driver.
Bloodhound SSC is a jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph (just over 1,600 kph). It has a slender body of approximately 14m length with two front wheels within the body and two rear wheels mounted externally within wheel fairings. It weighs over 7 tonnes and the engines produce more than 135,000 horsepower – more than 6 times the power of all the Formula 1 cars on a starting grid put together!
The Car is a mix of car and aircraft technology, with the front half being a carbon fibre monocoque like a racing car and the back half being a metallic framework and panels like an aircraft.