Date of release: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Bloodhound team of experts visited the Faculty of Engineering and Science last week, showcasing their modular car to lead and inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.

Their team of engineers and scientists are working together to develop a car aimed at breaking the world land speed record by travelling over 1000 miles per hour; it will have the power of more than 6 times that of a Formula 1 car.

Over 600 pupils visited the Medway campus from Kent and Medway Schools during the whole week for hands on workshops, challenges and simulator to assess their ability to drive at 1000 per hour. The campus was a hive of activity from groups planning camps in the desert in preparation for the land speed record, to building cars balanced for high speed together with actually feeling the powerfully effect of a sonic boom.

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Further information about the Bloodhound SSC project can be seen here: