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Bloodhound supersonic car project saved

Wednesday, 19 December 2018   (0 Comments)
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A 1,000mph race car project has been saved after an entrepreneur stepped in to buy the business. 

The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle - built with a jet engine bolted to a rocket - is all but finished. Its future was in jeopardy amid a failure to secure investment which forced the firm financing it into administration.

But Yorkshire-based entrepreneur Ian Warhurst has bought the project for an "undisclosed amount". Mr Warhurst, who sold Barnsley engineering firm Melett earlier in December, said it would have been "criminal" not to continue with the record attempt.

"There's a bit more sorting of the car to do, but nothing major, to get to that first step of testing it at high speed," he said.

"That's what made it such a shame, because they had got as far as they had. It just had to carry on."


Full article by BBC News here.

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