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BLOODHOUND Project announces revised dates for 500mph runs in South Africa

Thursday, 24 May 2018   (0 Comments)
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Record attempt scheduled for Quarter 4 2019

While intense fund-raising activity has been ongoing, the Project has suffered a setback in the form of two important suppliers going into receivership before they were able to complete their work on BLOODHOUND. In light of this, but with the very real prospect that our ability to raise funds is about to be transformed, the team has re-evaluated plans for running the car. The opportunity now exists to reduce the time delay between conducting the high-speed tests (known as ‘BH500’) and the first record attempt.

BLOODHOUND SSC will therefore be flown to Northern Cape in May 2019, ready to take advantage of a desert surface freshly conditioned by seasonal flooding. A record attempt will be made later in the year (October – November). The car will remain in SA between events, greatly reducing logistics costs. Full article...


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