Where form meets function

The cockpit of the 1,000 mph Land Speed Racing car known as the Bloodhound SSC has officially been unveiled. The state-of-the-art carbon fiber monocoque has been tailored to the needs of driver Andy Green and will be his supersonic office during record attempts in the South African desert in 2015 and 2016. Good ergonomics are vital given that Bloodhound SSC will cover a mile in 3.6 seconds. Bloodhound has a highly specialized windscreen custom-made from acrylic. The plastic is heated, stretched and then two layers are bonded together to create a 25 mm section, thicker than a fighter jet’s windscreen. Andy has drawn on his experience of flying jets and driving World Land Speed Record winners Thrust SSC and JCB Dieselmax to design the dashboard and cockpit layout.

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