July 2015- the Bloodhound team will unveil the car with which theyll attempt to break the World Land Speed Record. Powered by a jet engine and a rocket engine Bloodhound is the culmination of a ten year engineering effort. The 300,000 horsepower, 1000mph car will be flown to South Africa for the attempt. Driver Andy Green must steer across a dry lake bed at almost unimaginable speeds, needing to cover a measured mile in just three seconds. This is a drive into the unknown. If you thought what Felix Baumgartner was doing was dangerous, get a load of this . . .
Richard Noble has been obsessed with speed since he was six years old, when his father took him to Loch Ness to see John Cobbs boat Crusader - in which Cobb was to die trying to gain the water speed record only a few months later. After a public school education Noble led two overland expeditions across Africa and Asia. On his return he briefly contemplated a career in the SAS, before working in industry for several years, while building Thrust 1 in his spare time. Following his world land speed record in Thrust 2, Noble was awarded the OBE. Nowadays he is much in demand for motivational speaking, particularly since the triumph of Thrust SSC in piercing the sound barrier for the first time. Andy Green is the current holder of the land speed record. His day job is as an RAF fighter pilot (callsign Dead Dog). He will be driving Bloodhound SSC in the teams attempt to put the record beyond 1000mph.