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Cockpit revealed for Bloodhound supersonic car


Although Green holds the current world land speed record of 763 mph (1,227 km/h), the challenges in attempting to break the 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h) barrier will be significant for both pilot and the design team.

According to Bloodhound, the custom crafted monocoque by URT Group required 10,000 hours, five types of carbon fiber weave and two different resins to complete. Three different thicknesses of aluminum honeycomb core were sandwiched between the carbon fiber layers. At the thickest point of the monocoque – 25 mm (1 in) – there are 13 layers of carbon and aluminum condensed together. All this compositing and layering translates into a monocoque that weighs only 200 lb (91 kg).

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