Updated 4 July 2016
This land speed record project has gained national attention in the UK, not only for it’s ambitious goal of setting a 1,000 mph speed record on land, but also as a source of inspiration for a new generation of engineers. The “car” is propelled by a Rolls-Royce jet engine + a rocket engine.
I think you’ll find the main website for the Bloodhound Project to be well-designed and very engaging, Check it out at:
On the BLOODHOUND website, click on the “Education” tab to see how the project team is working to engage young engineers.
4 July 2016 Update: BLOODHOUND announces date for world record attempt in October 2017
On 3 July 2016, the BLOODHOUND team announced:
“We’re delighted to announce that the target date for BLOODHOUND’s 800mph world land speed record attempt in October 2017, 20 years after Thrust SSC set the existing record. Funding has been secured, with major deals recently signed, and race preparation is underway for high speed runs at the Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, South Africa, in Autumn next year.
BLOODHOUND SSC will travel under its own power for the first time at Newquay in June 2017, in a slow speed shakedown test at around 220mph (354km/h). This will also be an opportunity for the team to practice live-streaming data and imagery from the car.”
You can read their complete announcement at the following link:
If you haven’t done so already, you can sign up for newsletters from the BLOODHOUND team at the following link:
Also check out my 8 September 2015 post, “Just How Flat is Hakskeen Pan?”. This will be the venue for the world land speed record attempts.