Bloodhound to visit Northampton College

Bloodhound to visit Northampton College

The 1,000mph Bloodhound Supersonic Car – the centrepiece for a global education initiative – will be heading to Northampton College.

It is part of an innovative new programme led by Northamptonshire County Council to inspire budding mathematicians, scientists and engineers.

Bloodhound SSC is powered by a Rolls Royce Eurofighter jet engine and hybrid rocket and has a control system developed by Cosworth.

The car is designed to travel up to 1,050 mph – faster than a bullet – and will attempt to break the world land speed record on the Hakskeen Pan, South Africa in 2013.

A life-size replica of the Bloodhound car along with its V8 Cosworth F1 engine, which drives the rocket fuel pump, will be based in the college’s brand new engineering studios at Booth Lane from February 21 to 23.

College students, school pupils, members of the public, businesses and special guests will have opportunity to see the car, find out about how it works and enjoy a virtual high-speed driving experience in interactive events and activities. Principal Len Closs said: “The entire event will undoubtedly prove highly inspirational and we look forward to welcoming people from across the county to come and see what it’s all about.”