6 November, 2013
The latest images from the build of Bloodhound SSC, scroll right to see more
Picture of the Week
4 March, 2014
Viv Cowley on the BLOODHOUND Build Team cuts the titanium stringers to length ready to be fitted to the upper chassis.
28 February, 2014
Andy Green's diary
25 February, 2014
Earlier this month I was speaking to a British Airways audience at their annual flight safety day. My aim was to tell them how we set the first-ever supersonic record back in 1997, with Thrust SSC, and to talk about how we planned to get to 1000 mph with BLOODHOUND, safely. It was also a useful chance for us to show our homework to a group of industry safety specialists – in this case 200 commercial pilots and aircraft engineers. If there is something that we haven’t thought of yet, they will find it! From my point of view, this is one of the great strengths of Project BLOODHOUND. The more expert advice we have, the more confident we can be that we’re going in the right direction.
19 February, 2014
BLOODHOUND's new partner, Castrol, has a notable heritage in Land Speed Racing, the original, purest and fastest form of automotive competition. The land speed record has been broken 21 times with Castrol as a partner, from Sir Malcolm Campbell’s first record attempt in 1924 (146mph / 235kmh) to a 30-year history of supporting the Thrust campaigns. Thrust successfully raised the Land Speed Record first to 633 mph (1,019 kmh) with Richard Noble’s Thrust 2, and then to 763 mph (1,228 kmh) with Andy Green at the helm of Thrust SSC in 1997. This record still stands today and will be the first target for BLOODHOUND SSC when it arrives in Hakskeen Pan, South Africa in 2015.
19 February, 2014
The BLOODHOUND Project is proud to announce a new partnership with Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, who will provide high performance lubricants, brake and hydraulic fluids for use in the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car - the 1,000 mph Land Speed racing car now being constructed in Bristol, UK.
14 February, 2014
We recently received a fantastic project book from Joe, a pupil at Tacolneston C of E Primary School, Norwich. Joe spent many hours researching the car, the team members, the run site and our sponsors. Joe designed a livery for Andy Green's race helmet and posed some great questions which we've answered below:
5 February, 2014
Last autumn 200 pupils learned how to design their own 1,000 mph cars.
11 to 14-year-old pupils from 12 Bristol schools took part in SPEED: Beat the Bloodhound, a team-based competition, led by David Standingford and Jamil Appa from Zenotech Ltd, part of a pilot education programme funded by a Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious grant for public engagement.
27 January, 2014
XCAR went behind the sceens at the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre to meet the team and find out why we are building the most powerful land vehicle on the planet?