The Bloodhound SSC rocket car is to visit The Heathland School on November 12
A POTENTIALLY record-breaking car is coming to Hounslow next month.
Members of the public will get a rare chance to see the Bloodhound SSC, Britain's shot at breaking the world land speed record, when it visits The Heathland School on November 12.
Pupils at the school in Wellington Road South will be first to see the show car, which its British creators believe can smash the 1,000mph speed barrier.
The rocket-fuelled vehicle, in which Andy Green will attempt to smash the existing record of 763mph next year, will then go on show to the public from 6pm.
Jaswant Thandi, of Heath Road, Hounslow, is in charge of event logistics for the team behind the car and witnessed the successful first firing of the rocket-powered engine at Newquay earlier this month.
He is thrilled a display model of the vehicle is visiting his home town and urged residents to take the chance to see history in the making.
“The project’s going really well and this is an amazing opportunity to see the car up close and learn more about the science behind it,” said the 43-year-old father-of-two.
The free exhibition, which will include information about the car’s design and the history of the world land speed record, is open to anyone.