WEIRD SCIENCE

The batshit crazy Bloodhound SSC project deserves a regular update as itís moving into engineering unknown

Mitch Ballantine, Rowville, Vic

LOVED the Fuel Flame-Outs feature (Showroom, August), but the rocket piece mentioned a Cosworth F1 engine supplying the oxidising agent to the rocket booster for the Bloodhound SSC project. As impressive as this sounds, many months ago they moved to a lowly Jaguar V8 to power the fuel pump for the booster because the F1 engine lacked torque.

As someone with no previous interest in land speed records, I think this batshit crazy project deserves a regular update as itís truly moving into the engineering unknown. Iíve been enthralled by it since watching Chris Harrisís visit to the factory.

I Ė and I think many other of your readers Ė would love to read details of the progress from respected Wheels scribblers who have access and knowledge beyond ours.

The batshit crazy Bloodhound SSC project deserves a regular update as itís moving into engineering unknown