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BLOODHOUND SSC HISTORY
BLOODHOUND ANNOUNCES DATE FOR WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: OCTOBER 2017
We're delighted to announce the target date for BLOODHOUND's 800mph world land speed record attempt is October 2017; 20 years after Thrust SSC set the existing record. Funding has been secured, with major deals recently signed, and race preparation is underway for high speed runs at the Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, South Africa, in Autumn next year.
STP is a founder sponsor of the BLOODHOUND project and has remarkable synergy. STP’s major backing of World Land Speed Record holders in the barnstorming days of the ‘50s and 60s at Bonneville, USA, contributed to STP’s heritage, fame and current pre-eminence worldwide.
BLOODHOUND SSC will travel under its own power for the first time at Newquay in June 2017, in a slow speed shakedown test at around 220mph (354km/h). This will also be an opportunity for the team to practice live-streaming data and imagery from the car.
Project Director Richard Noble said, “This is probably the biggest moment in the Project’s history - now we can put our foot down and really go for it! We’re in this position thanks to the incredible support of our partners and sponsors, and the dedication and sacrifice of many people, including a skeleton crew who have held the fort recently. Most of all it has been the amazing public response that has sustained us. Thousands of children up and down the country are racing Model Rocket Cars and there is tremendous public enthusiasm for the Project wherever we go."
Click here to watch their teaser video.
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