The Bloodhound Project
Back in 2010, we were in a position to give The Bloodhound Project a helping hand during their appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow 2010 as one of their product sponsors, so we have been extremely interested to hear all about the Project’s recent activity.
For those not familiar, The Bloodhound Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The team behind the car say it is a combination of a fighter jet, a Formula One car and a spaceship – it is fitted with an EJ200 jet engine, sourced from a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft!
In October 2017, the Project took part in successful 200mph (320km/h) UK runway trials at Cornwall Airport, Newquay where the BLOODHOUND SSC made two runs along the 9,000ft (2.7km) runway, accelerating at a rate of 1.5G and reaching 210mph from a standing start in just 8 seconds.
The Project announced last month that they plan to run BLOODHOUND SSC for the first time on its dry lake bed race track at Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, South Africa, in October 2018, targeting 500mph – a key milestone on the journey to setting a new World Land Speed Record.
We were extremely pleased that we were able to help out a few years ago and look forward to hearing all about the activities in South Africa!
Good luck Team Bloodhound!