We got a chance to show off all our progress this month to one of our long-term supporters. HRH Prince Philip has been a keen follower of the Land Speed Record since the Thrust SSC days, so it was a great pleasure to welcome him to the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre to see our latest efforts. He lived up to his reputation for being great fun as well as very quick on technical details
A 150km pipeline will bring water to villages and cattle ranches to Hakskeen Pan border.
The Bloodhound project has been working for the past three years at Hakskeen Pan and in the surrounding communities because this is where the team will be testing a supersonic car in 2015 and 2016, chasing a new land speed record over 1600km/h.
It was great to see the cockpit finished and unveiled in public this month. This is my ‘1000 mph office’, which I first started to design over 6 years ago. It’s been exciting to see it come together, but as the design of the Car became more detailed, I’ve had to change some of the requirements as we went along. I’m thrilled and – I can now finally admit – slightly relieved that it does all fit in the space available.
It was just over 3 years ago that Rolex became BLOODHOUND’s official timing partner. Their support has been invaluable in helping us to build the world’s first 1000 mph Car. Rolex has also designed and made 2 key instruments for BLOODHOUND’s cockpit, and this month we unveiled them in public for the first time.