13 May, 2013
• Rolls-Royce jet engine powering BLOODHOUND SSC
• First land speed record sponsored by Rolls-Royce
• Rolls-Royce ambassadors helping to inspire future generation of engineers
Rolls-Royce PLC today announced support for The BLOODHOUND Project. A Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine will be used in conjunction with a custom designed hybrid rocket to propel the car to over 1,000 mph (1,600 kmh or Mach 1.4).
Rolls-Royce will also provide financial and technical support for the project.
8 May, 2013
Me again – It’s early May - and where are we at? Well we are in the middle of moving lock stock and Land Speed Record Project to our new much larger build site in Avonmouth, Bristol- right at the same time as we are delivering and working on some of our largest parts of primary structure - the timing is challenging to say the least, but the move is born from necessity. The build has reached an advanced stage and we have out grown our current workshops. It’s a great time for the Project the remarkable car we are building is coming to life.
30 April, 2013
Project Bloodhound is about more than just building the world’s first 1000 mph Car (impressive though that will be). Our long-term legacy is the Bloodhound Education Programme, which continues to go from strength to strength. Our latest schools competition is the chance to design the colour scheme for my helmet. I’ve got 2 helmets so we’re going to pick 2 winners, one from the UK and one from South Africa. The winners will get a schools visit from Bloodhound, plus a chance to come and see the Car run for themselves. The competition closes on 10 May, so there’s still time to enter. if you’re quick.
16 April, 2013
BLOODHOUND SSC's Bristol-based headquarters needed a communication system that could keep pace with the demands of designing, building and testing a supersonic car. Virgin Media Business has installed a 1Gb fibre optic network, giving BLOODHOUND's team of engineers the technology they need to share their success, and educate the next-generation of scientists at over 5000 schools from across the country.
10 April, 2013
The Kalahari has had a very dry summer season, traditionally the rainfall for the area is normally from about November until March. This year almost no rain fell in this entire period, that is until Easter weekend ...
5 April, 2013
University of the West of England (UWE) film students used BLOODHOUND as the subject for their final year project. They visited the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre, conducted interviews with the team and produced this fantastic film:
4 March, 2013
Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport will play host to The BLOODHOUND Project for the UK testing phase of their World Land Speed Record car.
13 February, 2013
Ten Astounding Facts about Bloodhound SSC.
Click on the link above to see our first Infographic