British Council has displayed the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car in New Delhi as a part of the Great Britain strategic international marketing programme. This was to promote UK for business, tourism and students worldwide.
This supersonic Bloodhound SSC is a mix of car and aircraft technology using carbon fibre for the monocoque front half and the rear using metallic framework. The outer body has been made using Tata Steel and it measures 14 metres in length. It has 2 rear wheels mounted externally and the front two wheels within the bodywork. The Bloodhound weighs a massive 7 tonnes and produces 1,35,000 horsepower!
It can achieve speeds ove 1,600 kmph and can cover one mile in just 3.6 seconds when at full speed. The target is to break the world land speed record by crossing 1,600 kmph.
Around 5,600 UK schools and universities are involved in the Bloodhound SSC project.