They say a picture speaks a thousands words and in the case of this land speed record-chasing Bloodhound, there’s no better way to illustrate just how quick it is than with visuals of how it completely destroys the Bugatti Chiron and Formula 1 race car.
The Bloodhound project has been around since 2008, with the goal of breaking the 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h) mark en route to a new land speed record. The previous land speed record was set in 1997 by the Thrust SSC with a speed of 763 mph (1,227 km/h).
Attempts to eclipse the previous land speed record have been plagued with problems and the project was even temporarily shut down due to the lack of funding until a new investor arrived in 2018 to revive the project.
No details were released as to what the “standard car” was or which Formula 1 race car was used but the Chiron needs no further introduction. Last year, it became the first hypercar to exceed the 300 mph (482 km/h) mark, after clocking 400 km/h the year before.
Right off the bat, the Chiron does a pretty good job hanging on to the Formula 1 car and both were side by side until the 200 mph (322 km/h) mark. As the Formula 1 race car hits its top speed, there’s plenty more juice left in the tank for the Chiron.
At this point, the Bloodhound has already picked up steam and from 200 mph (322 km/h) onwards, it just slingshots into the future – reaching speeds of 628 mph (1,010 km/h) before the video ends.