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When the Car is complete, BLOODHOUND will have two sets of wheels: desert wheels  for use in Hakskeenpan for the land speed record runs and a separate set of runway wheels  for use when doing test runs in Newquay.

Engineering News

Fastest wheels in history

Thursday, 17 April, 2014

News

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.

Cisco Bloodhound TV, Episode 29

Wheel testing at Hakskeenpan

Thursday, 5 September, 2013

Bloodhound TV

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.

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Cisco Bloodhound TV, Episode 27

The Fastest Wheels in History

Monday, 5 August, 2013

Bloodhound TV

Cisco Bloodhound TV visited product sponsor Otto Fuchs in Germany to see the first stage of the 1000mph wheels being forged from aluminium

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Project News

Mad Max at Hakskeen, Nov 2012

Thursday, 13 December, 2012

News

Ron Ayers and Brian Coombs visit Hakskeenpan to try out the wheel design on the surface. The wheels are attached to a trailer called "Mad Max"

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Castle Precision Engineering to make Bloodhound's wheels

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012

News

On the 30th April, we announced our wheel manufacturer, Castle Precision Engineering, who will take on the manufacture of both the UK runway and desert wheels.

Engineering News

1,000 mph Car To Run On Scottish Wheels

Thursday, 3 May, 2012

News

Today, at Holyrood, BLOODHOUND SSC’s driver Andy Green and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers announced that Glasgow firm Castle Precision Engineering Lt

Engineering News

Wheels and Stones

Monday, 6 December, 2010

News

 by Andy Green

Engineering News

The Wheel Story so far

Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

News

by Brian Coombs

The wheel is a very complicated component. It has to cope with very high loads applied to it, and has many other constraints imposed on its design.

Engineering update November 2009

Breaking ground on breaking ground...

Saturday, 21 November, 2009

News

Wheels

Press Release

Timken to provide wheel bearing solution for 1,000 mph car

Wednesday, 2 September, 2009

Press Release

The BLOODHOUND Project, Britain’s 1,000mph land speed record attempt, announced today that wheel bearing manufacturer Timken will be sponsoring the wheel bearing solution for the BLOODHOUND SSC (Super Sonic Car).

Press Release

Lockheed Martin UK to help re-invent the wheel for world’s fastest car

Monday, 27 July, 2009

Press Release

Lockheed Martin UK is providing Research & Development in the first step towards designing the wheels on the world’s fastest car, BLOODHOUND SSC.