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Old 11-08-2019, 09:03 AM
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Land Speed Record - Bloodhound Progress


Seems like the right thread as it is a game and is certainly not mundane.

The latest serious challenger for the LSR is "Bloodhound" and it has recently been undergoing test in South Africa with an intention to hit 1000mph next year.

They've just updated that a 500mph trial run has been completed and aiming for 600mph soon. Then pack up, wipe down, crunch the numbers and back in 12/18 months for a serious attempt.

Of course it is all very silly but undeniably cool. The footage embedded at this link is really cool.

My quote of the day

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One of the main aims of this trip was to test ways not only of making the car travel at great speed but making sure it could be stopped safely before running out of desert. If the car does not stop it will hit sand dunes – and then Namibia.
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