Bloodhound LSR Onboard Video Shows 628 MPH Desert Test
A car’s Bloodhound LSR supersonic rocket is one step closer to its goal of setting a new world record for the highest land speed achieved by a vehicle, which for more than 20 years has stood at 760 mph (1 223 km / h),
This is the most impressive achievement Bloodhound LSR has achieved so far, but keep in mind that the supersonic car is still in “testing” as it needs to collect more data before going full blast. .
Demand if the Bloodhound was as good to drive as he hoped, Andy Greenhe replied: âNo, it’s actually worse. But that has nothing to do with the car. It’s actually related to the lateral grip of the wheels in the desert. I was pretty confident that we would be able to extend the crosswind limit to 15 mph and Bloodhound would get by.
âAnd that’s not possible. At low speeds it’s like driving snow to ice – we expected it to happen at around 300, 350, 400 mph, but at 500-600 mph, the aerodynamic load would rebuild. “
The long desert drag strip where the action takes place has been manually cleaned and arranged by the locals to make room for the supersonic vehicle.
The team behind the Bloodhound LSR has no intention of stopping to barely break the previous record, with their goal of reaching 1,609 km / h between 2020 and 2021.
Until then, we can take a virtual seat inside the cockpit and take a ride in this one-man supersonic beast. “modest” speed over 600 mph. Really amazing.