Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Plans to break the land speed world speed record in a supersonic vehicle have been abandoned due to a lack of funding.

The Bristol based ‘Bloodhound’, slated to beat the current 738mph record by more than 300mph, fell £25m short of its goal to keep the private project running.

 

 

The record-breaking attempt was due to go ahead in South Africa after successful 200mph tests at Newquay, Cornwall in 2017.

The venture was being funded through a series of donations, sponsorship deals and partnerships, but will now be stripped down and sold off in order to recoup losses for its contributors despite nearing completion.

 

 

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