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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-46480342


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A 1,000mph race car project has been axed meaning the supersonic vehicle is on the market for the price of a Ferrari.
The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle - built with a Rolls-Royce Eurofighter jet engine bolted to a rocket - is all but finished.
The Bristol-based team behind it was aiming to beat the existing land speed world record of 763mph (1,228km/h).
Driver Andy Green said the car was now available at a cost of about £250,000.
'Need a few million'
It was set to go for the record-breaking speed in South Africa, where a 18km-long, 1,500m-wide track at Hakskeen Pan in the Northern Cape has been prepared for it.
"You're going to need to find a few million to get it running to full speed," said Mr Green who added he knew a team of engineers "who could help".
"We have basically completed the main structure, the desert is ready, we just need the funding."
 

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That’s a shame, for me this is the original Bloodhound.....
Bristol Bloodhound...also designed and built just down the road, not the most effective AA missile but evokes the sixties and Airfix models! Never used in anger thankfully, unfortunately it won’t fit in my garden......
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Bloodhound land-speed record project SAVED by Yorkshire investor

The Bloodhound land-speed record will continue under the ownership of a new investor, despite a previous announcement that appeals for funding had been unsuccessful.

“We have been overwhelmed by the passion that clearly exists for Bloodhound and are thrilled that we have been able to secure a buyer who is able to give this inspiring project a future,” said Andrew Sheridan, partner at specialist advisory firm FRP Advisory LLP.

The 1,000mph car’s future has been hanging in the balance since October, when the project went into administration. As of now, however, a Yorkshire-based investor by the name of Ian Warhurst has secured Bloodhound and all its associated assets for an undisclosed amount.

“Ian has a strong background in managing highly successful businesses in the automotive engineering sector and he will bring considerable expertise to bear in taking the project forward,” said Sheridan of the project’s new custodian.

An update on what Warhurst’s plans are for the project is due early in 2019. The car has been tested up to 200mph and preparations for a track on which to make a full-speed run were underway. By all accounts, a legitimate attempt was possible in the not-too-distant future. Here’s hoping this new-found funding is enough to get Bloodhound SSC to a new land-speed record.
 
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