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World’s Fastest Car Requires World’s Best Safety Suit.

Posted in Best of, News, Safety, Videos by MrAngry | March 7th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Lamination Techologies

Not long ago we brought you the story of the Thrust SuperSonic Car Team and their amazing rocket powered car, the Bloodhound. The goal with the Bloodhound is to be the first car to shatter the 1,000 mph mark, a feet that will be attempted at a dry lake bed in South Africa‚Äôs Northern Cape in early 2012. Piloting a car at that speed obviously comes with some inherent risks. Mechanical malfunctions, weather conditions and even the threat of fire are all concerns for Team Thrust. That is why they’ve been working with a company called Lamination Technologies of Pennsylvania, to devise pilot Andy Green a fire retardant suit that is capable of handling temperatures of more than 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. Lamination Technologies utilizes artificial fibers that are spun into a fire-proof yarn that can supposedly be exposed to fire indefinitely without burning. The suit was originally designed to be used by firefighters, but apparently Lamination Technologies is going to construct one specifically for Pilot Andy Green. Click through for the video and watch how this new technology is on its way to saving lives the world over.

Source: popsci.com

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  1. Set says:

    That should save him if the car catches fire, but I don’t anything can save you if you eject from the car at 1000 MPH. Or hell, even 100 mph. It seams like a nice thought, but I don’t think there’s much you can do once you fire that bad boy up and start moving. Just hope your team did a good job putting it together.