With aerodynamics out of the equation, it’s possible to go really, really fast.
British cyclist Neil Campbell has set a new men's speed record for slipstreaming behind a car. But his speed of 280km an hour, while breathtaking, has not taken human cycling performance to the limit.
BLOODHOUND SSC during construction at the Bloodhound Technical Centre, Avonmouth, summer 2015.
Preparing BLOODHOUND to break the world land speed record ... and how you can take part.
One of the engineers behind Bloodhound, the UK's anticipated world land speed record attempt, explains how they created a car to reach 1000mph.
Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed record in the fastest cars on the planet. Starting from Lydston Hornsted’s…