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Bloodhound sets date for record attempt

The Bloodhound SSC team has announced that the vehicle’s first World Land Speed Record attempt will take place in October 2017.

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After securing additional financial support for the project, the team has been able to lay out a roadmap for the next 16 months. Many of Bloodhound’s engineers who had taken short-term contracts elsewhere will now return to the project full-time to begin preparing the vehicle for its record attempt on the Hakskeen Pan in north-western South Africa.

“This is probably the biggest moment in the project’s history,” said project director Richard Noble. “Before we could only see financially a few months ahead but now we can put our foot down and really go for it!”

The Bloodhound streamliner was first unveiled to the public in September last year, following a trial-build to confirm that the vehicle’s 3,500 bespoke components all fit together correctly. Bloodhound will now be disassembled carefully, with every step documented in fine detail to create a user manual that the team can refer to once on site in the Kalahari Desert.

Read more > http://www.theengineer.co.uk/bloodhound-sets-date-for-record-attempt/

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July 5, 2016

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