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Graphic toont de kenmerken avn de supersonische Bloodhound LSR .
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Supersonische auto Bloodhound drijft zijn snelheid op

November 7, 2019 - De Britse Bloodhound LSR supersonische auto heeft zijn hoogste snelheid tot nu toe bereikt in een testrit door de Hakskeen Pan in Zuid-Afrika.

The speed, recorded on Wednesday, is an important milestone for the Bloodhound project, which is attempting to break the current land speed record of of 763mph (1,228km/h). That attempt won’t happen for at least a year in order to allow time for more testing.

Bloodhound is currently powered by a Eurofighter jet engine, which delivers about nine tonnes of thrust – enough to reach speeds of up to 650mph (1,050km/h). For the record attempt, the addition of a rocket motor will hopefully send the car through the sound barrier and ultimately past 1,000mph (1,600km/h).

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PUBLISHED: 08/11/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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