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Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

Monday, 10 December 2018   (0 Comments)
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A 1,000mph race car project has been axed meaning the supersonic vehicle is on the market for the price of a Ferrari. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle - built with a Rolls-Royce Eurofighter jet engine bolted to a rocket - is all but finished.

The Bristol-based team behind it was aiming to beat the existing land speed world record of 763mph (1,228km/h). 

Driver Andy Green said the car was now available at a cost of about £250,000.

'Need a few million'

It was set to go for the record-breaking speed in South Africa, where a 18km-long, 1,500m-wide track at Hakskeen Pan in the Northern Cape has been prepared for it.

"You're going to need to find a few million to get it running to full speed," said Mr Green who added he knew a team of engineers "who could help".

"We have basically completed the main structure, the desert is ready, we just need the funding."

Full article by BBC News here.


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