The creators of the fastest car in the world ran out of money

The creators of the fastest car in the world ran out of money

March 3, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Bloodhound LSR, which is working on the fastest car in the world, is faced with financial problems. It turned out that in order to complete work on the machine by the deadline, the team needed additional investment of eight million pounds

The race, during which the Bloodhound LSR jet car must break the current speed record on land, is scheduled for 2021. But everything can fail if the team does not collect eight million pounds by the end of this month. This amount will be used to develop a new power plant, as well as attracting experts from motorsport and aerospace.

According to preliminary data, the Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine from the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter and a hybrid rocket motor will drive the Bloodhound LSR.

While the prototype of the future fastest car is being tested in the Kalahari desert, a record race will also take place there. However, members of the Bloodhound LSR did not have much time to prepare the car on time – work in the desert can only be continued until the climate becomes too hot.

The Bloodhound LSR team intends to accelerate the car to 800 miles per hour (1287 kilometers per hour), breaking the current record (1228 kilometers per hour), established in 1997. The next goal will be to reach 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 kilometers per hour).

Since the spring of 2019, Bloodhound LSR has been owned by British businessman Ian Warhurst, who bought it from the bankrupt Bloodhound Program Ltd.