World land speed record holder Andy Green has tested the Bloodhound SSC's parachute deployment system on a Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.

World land speed record holder Andy Green has tested the Bloodhound SSC's parachute deployment system on a Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.

The test was conducted at the former Bentwaters RAF airbase using a specially modified F-Type R Coupe which had the Bloodhound's teardrop-shaped parachute cans mounted directly to the car's chassis. During the test, Green hit speeds of up to 186 mph (299 km/h) and was able to successfully deploy the parachutes which created an "instantaneous drag force equivalent to one tonne."

 

According to Green, "Being able to validate the parachute systems in a safe and controlled manner using a high performance Jaguar F-Type sports car gives great confidence to both me and Bloodhound's Engineering Team."

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