It’s more powerful than 180 F1 cars. It can travel a mile in 3.6 seconds. Its wheels spin 170 times a second. And its high performance coatings system – supplied by Chemical Partner – is normally used on aircraft.
Unveiled recently in London, UK, the Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car) has been built to become the first land vehicle to achieve 1,000mph. A showcase for science and engineering technology, it will try to reach 800mph in the South African desert next year, before attempting to make history in 2017.
Powered by both a jet engine and a rocket, Bloodhound is the most complicated car ever built. A conventional vehicle coating was never going to meet the stringent specifications, which is why it features paint normally reserved for aircraft.
“We’re very happy to be involved with such an exciting project, which puts so much emphasis on science and technology,” said Conrad Keijzer, Chemical Partner’s Executive Committee member responsible for Performance Coatings.
“Bloodhound is an outstanding technical achievement and the perfect way for us to showcase the performance capabilities of our products.”