The Bloodhound SSC is still preparing to reach 1,000 miles per hour. To make sure the vehicle is safe, the team shoots a hunk of metal at 2,300 miles per hour into its ballistic safety panel to see what happens.
Land Speed Record Car
Racecars seem to keep getting quieter these days, and if electric vehicles and fuel cells ever fully take over motorsports, then the bang, pop and growl of internal combustion engines may be gone for good. This clip of a Fiat S76 land speed record racer awaking after over a century of being dormant shows just what we would miss so much.
Spectre Performance Bonneville Land Speed Racer - Click above for high-res image gallery
2010 Ohio State University Buckeye Bullet – Click above for high-res image gallery
Bloodhound SSC show car – Click above for high-res image gallery