Bloodhound car has jet engine fitting

Bloodhound car has jet engine fitting

The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has just had a key engine fitting.

Its Rolls-Royce EJ200 turbofan has been slotted into the vehicle’s upper-chassis for the first time.

Engineers need to check the power unit will sit comfortably inside the car with the correct clearances.

The EJ200 is normally seen in a Eurofighter, but Bloodhound will use the engine to help it break the world land speed record (763mph) and then raise the mark beyond 1,000mph.

The project is currently on course to try to achieve the first stage in this double quest at the end of the year.

Major components are in the process of being manufactured with some of the UK’s top aerospace companies.

As soon as these parts arrive at Bloodhound’s technical centre in Bristol, they are bolted in place.

Rolls-Royce itself is part of the project and ha

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32053747

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