Supersonic car powers into Leeds school

PIC: Simon Hulme
PIC: Simon Hulme
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A supersonic car that is designed to travel at more than 1,000 mph - faster than the speed of sound - zoomed into a Leeds school yesterday.

Bloodhound SCC visited Gateways School to give pupils the chance to learn about the basic physics, maths, engineering and aerodynamics involved in powering a vehicle built with both car and aircraft technology. It weighs 7.5 tonnes, is 13.4 metres long and has the ability to cover a mile in just 3.6 seconds.

The day was donated by Gateways parent Katie Fishwick of Specialised Covers, a company which makes protective covers for cars and other vehicles and sponsors the Bloodhound project.