Jaguar F-Type AWD vs a jet - comms testing at 650mph for Bloodhound record attempt

Video shows what it takes to prep for a 1000mph world record

Jaguar's all-wheel drive F-Type has made an unexpected appearance in a video posted by the Bloodhound world record team. It shows desert testing out in South African while the team tests communications at closing speeds of 650mph.

Project director Richard Noble pilots an AWD F-Type as well as a Jaguar XF saloon, while a L39 jet flies passes alongside both. The aim is to get an idea of just how difficult communications will be at the 1000mph world record speed.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and SAVE 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £20!

Data from over 300 sensors and three 720p video streams are to be sent live via the Bloodhound during the record attempt. This is the equivalent of 125mp3s being played concurrently on each run.

For those interested, you can see the Bloodhound video of the new F-Type squaring up to the jet below.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/jaguar/f-type/22839/2020-jaguar-f-type-revealed
Jaguar F-Type

2020 Jaguar F-type revealed 

2 Dec 2019
Visit/jaguar/f-type/201885/1000bhp-jaguar-vision-gran-turismo-coupe-unveiled
Jaguar F-Type

1000bhp Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé unveiled

25 Oct 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/porsche/718-boxster/202408/new-porsche-boxster-t-2020-review
Porsche 718 Boxster

New Porsche Boxster T 2020 review

In many ways the best 718 Boxster to drive, but that sadly doesn’t paper over the inadequacies of the flat-four engine
2 Apr 2020
Visit/used-cars/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
1 Apr 2020
Visit/bmw/5-series-saloon/22919/2020-bmw-5-series-m-sport-facelift-spied
BMW 5 Series saloon

2020 BMW 5-series M Sport facelift spied

The BMW 5-series is about to get a fresh look, without bigger kidneys
1 Apr 2020
Visit/hyundai/i30-n-hatchback/201775/hyundai-i30-n-versus-hyundai-i30-tcr
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N versus Hyundai i30 TCR

Can Dickie Meaden beat Steve Sutcliffe in a straight(ish) race? We sent them to the Circuit Nuvolari with a pair of Hyundai i30 Ns to find out.
20 Sep 2019