Richard Noble’s British engineering team behind the 1000mph Bloodhound SSC will share the full technical specification of its world land speed record challenger to help educate the next-generation of engineers.
The team, which claims Bloodhound will be capable of speeds up to 1050mph, wants to inspire a new generation of scientists, technology experts, mathematicians and engineers by exposing them to a real-world case study based on a jet- and rocket-powered car.
It claims its open-source R&D progrmamme is unique compared to other advanced motorsport or aerospace engineering programmes, including Formula One, which are normally shrouded in secrecy.
World land speed record attempts are governed by few rules; those that do exist state the car must continually be controlled by a driver and must run on four wheels.
The team wants its Bloodhound specification and CAD design files to be used in schools and universities to help “bring science, technology, engineering and maths lessons to life”.