In the first of a regular series of articles about our sponsors, we hear from Innoval Technology – one of the BLOODHOUND Product Sponsors working on the Car’s desert wheels – about why and how it is involved in the Project. Innoval also explains how you choose the right materials for such hard-working wheels and what’s going to happen next….
Engineering progress on the Project remains slow, as we focus our efforts on getting the funding together to run the Car next year. The good news is that we’re generating more and more interest, as global companies look at our fully-assembled Car and ask the question we want to hear: ‘How do I get involved?’.
As we get closer to completing the most extraordinary straight line racing car in history, it's easy to forget the most important part of building the world's first 1000 mph Car.
'The design is pretty much done, now we’ve just got to assemble it'. Mark Chapman was sounding confident at our recent 1K Club open day.
On 6th June 2014, the BLOODHOUND Team passed a huge milestone, five years in the making. They successfully completed a spin test of the first of the supersonic machine’s four wheels.
At 1,000mph = 175 spins per second – did wheel hold together?
My first photo (above)…it’s like a scene from a deep space science fiction movie, isn’t it? But this isn’t science fiction, it’s science fact!
Yesterday passed in a blur of activity here at the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre but was actually a critical milestone day for the entire project - by Commercial and Product Sponsorship Lead, Conor La Grue.
BLOODHOUND's wheels will be the fastest in history, they will be the only point of contact between this 135,000 hp jet and rocket powered car and the South African desert. Getting their shape right is crucial.
Cisco Bloodhound TV visited product sponsor Otto Fuchs in Germany to see the first stage of the 1000mph wheels being forged from aluminium
Last week I was in Singapore, for a forum on Innovation, Technology and Design. The British Council and the British High Commission had invited an A-list group of UK companies to showcase the best of British expertise. It was an impressive list, including McLaren, Rolls-Royce, Arup, Dyson – and BLOODHOUND.