The creator of a 135,000 horsepower car for speed record was declared bankrupt

The creator of a 135,000 horsepower car for speed record was declared bankrupt

October 16, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Bloodhound has been outsourced.

The Bloodhound Program Ltd., which tried to set a new world speed record on the 135,000-horsepower Bloodhound SSC, was placed under external control. The company can no longer fulfill its financial obligations: it needs 25 million pounds sterling to pay off debts and complete the construction of a record car.

The project of building a supersonic Bloodhound SSC has been going on for over 10 years. In its latest version, the car is equipped with a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine and a hybrid rocket engine. In the role of the fuel pump serves five-liter eight-cylinder compressor engine from the Jaguar F-Type R. The total output of the power plant is 135 thousand horsepower.

Last October, the Bloodhound SSC made a test run on the airport runway in the British Cornwall. During the test, a team of engineers dispersed the car to 322 kilometers per hour. The next stage of testing was to take place on the specially prepared Haskin Pan track in the South African desert. There, the Bloodhound SSC wanted to accelerate to 966 kilometers per hour.

The Bloodhound Program Ltd., which tried to set a new world speed record on the 135,000-horsepower Bloodhound SSC, was placed under external control. The company can no longer fulfill its financial obligations: it needs 25 million pounds sterling to pay off debts and complete the construction of a record car.

The project of building a supersonic Bloodhound SSC has been going on for over 10 years. In its latest version, the car is equipped with a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine and a hybrid rocket engine. In the role of the fuel pump serves five-liter eight-cylinder compressor engine from the Jaguar F-Type R. The total output of the power plant is 135 thousand horsepower.

Last October, the Bloodhound SSC made a test run on the airport runway in the British Cornwall. During the test, a team of engineers dispersed the car to 322 kilometers per hour. The next stage of testing was to take place on the specially prepared Haskin Pan track in the South African desert. There, the Bloodhound SSC wanted to accelerate to 966 kilometers per hour.

To set a new absolute speed record Bloodhound Program was going in 2019. To do this, she would have to accelerate the car to more than 1,228 kilometers per hour.