Firing A Gun At Your Car Is How You Test For A Rock Strike At 1000 MPH

The team at Bloodhound SSC have to protect their driver if a rock strikes the cabin (or a wheel explodes) at their target record-breaking speed of 1000 miles per hour. Here's how they test their safety cell. » 3/11/15 2:20pm 3/11/15 2:20pm

Half A Million Dollar Coffee Tables And The 1000 MPH Bloodhound SSC

Let's say you wanted to order a piece of the Bloodhound SSC yourself. Nothing crazy. A CNC support section. Just a hunk of machined steel. You could use it as a coffee table. Yeah, that would cost you a half million dollars. » 2/04/15 7:05pm 2/04/15 7:05pm

How To Test A Radio At 650 MPH

This communications test might seem fast at a good 650 mph, but it's nothing compared to what the Bloodhound SSC land speed record crew are testing for. Also, it makes for beautiful imagery. » 1/22/15 12:15pm 1/22/15 12:15pm

This Is What a 1,000MPH Car Looks Like in Kit Form

When The Land Speed Record Was Set, A Town Thought It Had An Earthquake

Way back in 1997 the first supersonic car ever built smashed the world land speed record. The Thrust SSC was silent in its menacing and deliberate approach, until it finally passed you with a wallop of a double BANG as it crushed and broke through the sound barrier. This is the inside story of that run. » 12/09/14 4:20pm 12/09/14 4:20pm

Want to prevent 1,100 MPH blowouts? Watch this.

Bloodhound SSC is designed to go 1,100 MPH on the salt. At those speeds, just the friction of the air passing over the aluminum wheels can heat them up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. At 300 F, they could disintegrate.

Clearly, that's a bad thing. To figure out if the Bloodhound SSC's wheels could take the punishment, they… » 8/01/14 11:46am 8/01/14 11:46am

This is the cockpit of the supersonic car that will reach 1000MPH

This awesomeness—captured by photographer Stefan Marjoram—is the cockpit of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car, designed to set a new world land speed record of—at least!—1,000 miles per hour (1,609.34 km/h) in South Africa. Its pilot, Andy Green, explains how the instruments work in this video tour. » 6/15/14 7:02pm 6/15/14 7:02pm

Why The Bloodhound SSC Needs A 1,000 MPH Rolex

We've already seen the 1000 MPH Rolex built for the Bloodhound SSC land speed record hopeful. Now, driver Andy Green explains exactly why he needs it. » 6/13/14 12:34pm 6/13/14 12:34pm

Witness The Ultimate Form Of Velocity With The First Supersonic Car

On October 15th, 1997, RAF fighter pilot Andy Green got behind the wheel of a twin jet-engined wondership known as the Thrust SSC, and smashed through the sound barrier. And this is what it looked like onboard. » 5/20/14 4:17pm 5/20/14 4:17pm

At 1,000 MPH, This Is The World's Fastest Rolex

The jet-powered Bloodhound SSC will make its 1,000 MPH world record attempt in 2016. And when driver Andy Green evacuates his bladder while blowing beyond Mach 1, if he's lucky, he won't be looking at these gorgeous gauges from Rolex. If he is, there's a good chance he's going to die. » 5/09/14 9:55am 5/09/14 9:55am

Ask Land-Speed Legend, 1000-mph Seeker Richard Noble Anything

Welcome to yet another installment of Jalopnik Live, where we let you ask the newsmakers and stars of the automotive world the questions that you really want to hear the answers to. » 10/04/13 1:25pm 10/04/13 1:25pm

This Is How You Make 1,000 MPH Wheels

Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past. » 8/11/13 5:06pm 8/11/13 5:06pm

Watch The Supersonic Car Rocket Engine Test Right Now

Today's the first of a series of big days for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car; a rocket-powered car designers hope will break land speed records by going 1,000 mph. Today, the Bloodhound SSC team is testing the car's 12-foot-long, 18-inch diameter rocket engine at an airfield in rural Southwest England. » 10/03/12 8:45am 10/03/12 8:45am

Imagine these car drawings going 1,000 mph

The team behind Thrust SSC — the world's fastest land vehicle — have been working hard to ready their even faster 1,000+ mph BLOODHOUND SSC. And they have the 3D drawings to prove it'll be the fastest hybrid car ever conceived. » 4/12/11 4:00pm 4/12/11 4:00pm

The History of The World's Fastest Vehicles In One Image

Socks, Hawaiian shirts and Chili's gift cards? If your holiday haul left you wanting, consider this $76 print from Stefan Marjoram of all top land-speed record holders, a benefit for the Bloodhound SSC project. Inquire here. » 12/27/10 1:00pm 12/27/10 1:00pm

Steve Fossett's Spaceship-Like Land Speed Record Car For Sale

Before his death in 2007, adventurer Steve Fossett was readying an attempt to break the land speed record of 763 mph, using a vehicle from famed designer Craig Breedlove. Mothballed for two years, it's now up for sale. » 10/07/10 5:30pm 10/07/10 5:30pm

The 1000 MPH Bloodhound SSC Will Probably Kill Someone

When Bloodhound SSC makes its 42 second run for a 1000MPH land speed record, it'll use a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine and hybrid-rocket to deliver 47,500 pounds of thrust. Somehow, former fighter-pilot and driver Andy Green hopes to survive. » 7/21/10 1:30pm 7/21/10 1:30pm