We know our precision machined parts have gone into space. Maybe we should add “fastest land vehicle in the world” to our list?
The supersonic Bloodhound vehicle which aims to break the land speed record is urgently looking for new investors so it can complete its task.
Bristol-based Bloodhound Programme Ltd has gone into administration and needs an injection of £25 million for the project to continue.
Administrators FRP Advisory said they were already in talks with a number of potential investors. The aim is for Bloodhound – a combination of fast jet, F1 car and spaceship to break the land speed record next year by travelling at 1,000 mph.
Bloodhound has helped to inspire a new generation of engineers through its education programme, back by such companies as Wotton-under-Edge based advanced engineering group Renishaw, a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining.