Totalkare have lifted the world land speed record attempt car the Bloodhound SSC for the first time this week. The Bloodhound SSC will be making its world debut at East Garden in Canary Wharf, London on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September.
TOTALKARE the UK’s leading supplier of heavy duty mobile vehicle lifting solutions, have been sponsoring the Bloodhound SSC by donating a set of our ever popular S6cf cable free lifts to provide lifting solutions throughout the manufacturing, testing and the final run, taking place in south Africa 2016, of this prestigious project.
The Bloodhound SSC is approximately 13.4m long and weighs 7.5 tonnes. The design is a mix of car and aircraft technology, with the front section being a carbon fibre monocoque (like a racing car) and the back portion being a metallic framework and panels (like an aircraft). The two front wheels sit within the body and two rear wheels are mounted externally within wheel fairings. The Car will be powered by both a jet engine and a rocket, which together will produce more than 135,000 horsepower: that’s more than six times the power of all the Formula 1 cars on a starting grid put together.
The 135,000 thrust bhp land speed racer will be presented in record attempt configuration but without the carbon fibre bodywork on one side, in order to show the car’s inner workings. Also at the expo visitors will get the chance to view the bloodhounds completed cockpit – Andy Green’s supersonic office – and see the first pictures from the car’s on-board cameras.
Tristan Johnston, Totalkare Sales and Marketing Manager commented “We have been involved with this project for a few years now and to finally see our lifts in action lifting the Bloodhound SSC is great. It also proves are philosophy of complete lifting solutions as I don’t believe any other mobile vehicle lifts have been used in this way before” he continued “we wish the Bloodhound SSC team the best of luck for their UK testing and the Land Speed Record attempt next year”
Click here to find out more visit the bloodhound website.