The Bloodhound Supersonic Kit Car

The Bloodhound supersonic car contains over 3,500 components, many custom-made, including: a state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine (normally found in the Eurofighter Typhoon) a cluster of hybrid rockets, developed to power the next generation of space launchers; a 550bhp Supercharged Jaguar V8 – used to pump the oxidiser into the rocket; two unique Rolex instruments specially made for BLOODHOUND SSC; a titanium skinned upper chassis; a carbon fibre monocoque and canopy with 25mm thick windscreen; plus 22,500 aerospace-grade rivets, each hand-fixed.

Over one hundred man-years have been put into the design, build and manufacture of the supersonic car which is on track to challenge the Land Speed Record later this year in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa.