Bloodhound SSC seeks investors to try to set world speed record

Bloodhound SSC seeks investors to try to set world speed record

November 10, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Ian Warhurst plans to raise around £ 8 million for yet another attempt at setting a world speed record.

At the end of last year, the Bloodhound SSC made a “test” run in South Africa, showing a speed of 1,010 km / h. Now Ian Warhurst needs to raise another £ 8 million to re-attempt the land speed record. It is reported that the pandemic gave the project the necessary pause to study the situation and prepare for a new arrival.

Potential sponsors are invited to invest the required amount in the project in exchange for partnership. Also, companies will be allocated space on the car itself for their stickers, as well as the rights to broadcast the arrival in the media and advertise during the arrival. The required amount must be collected in the first quarter of 2021 for the race itself to take place in 2022.

Recall that currently the land speed record belongs to the Thrust SSC car. It is approximately 1,230 km / h, which is slightly higher than the speed of sound. The record race took place back in 1997.