We are proud to be sponsoring the Bloodhound SSC (Super-sonic car) project which aims to break the land speed record by hitting just over 1000 mph on the Hakskeen Pan in the Northern Cape, South Africa in 2016 and inspire the next generation if engineers. BLOODHOUND SSC is a Eurofighter jet engine and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph (just over 1,600 kph). The Car is a mix of car and aircraft technology, with the front half being a carbon fibre monocoque like a racing car and the back half being a metallic framework and panels like an aircraft.
We are very proud to be tasked with balancing the assembly of the ‘fastest wheels in history’. Each wheel weighs 95 kilogrammes, will spin at over 10 000 RPM and will be subject to a force of 50 000 ‘G’.
Watch the video below of one of bloodhound’s 1,100 mph wheel spin tests which outlines just how amazing these wheels are:
Photo Credits belong to Flock and Siemens