Just how fast is the Bloodhound LSR? Well if you’re reading its spec-sheet, the Bloodhound LSR is powered by a EJ200 jet engine normally found in a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter plane, capable of accelerating the vehicle to a top speed of 1,010 km/h (628mph).
While these figures might seem impressive when reading them, they don’t quite help us visualise how fast the Bloodhound LSR actually is, especially when compared to the type of vehicles we’re used to seeing.
To help clearly understand the mind-boggling speeds this vehicle can achieve, the Bloodhound LSR team have put together a short simulation of their 1,010km/h rocket-on-wheels going head-to-head in a drag race against some more familiar looking cars. These being a standard road going car, a 2017 Bugatti Chiron, and a Formula 1 car.
In the simulation you can see that both the F1 car and Bugatti Chiron quickly pull away from the Bloodhound, but that doesn’t last too long. As the F1 car and Chiron reach their top speeds, 326km/h and 399 km/h respectively, the Bloodhound continues to accelerate, literally leaving the other three competitors in its dust.
Take a look at the Bloodhound obliterating its competition below.
Also read why the Bloodhound LSR project is looking for funding