Su­per­sonic car project is scrapped

South Wales Evening Post - - NEWS -

THE project to de­velop the Blood­hound su­per­sonic car – which aimed to hit speeds of 1,000mph – has been scrapped.

Blood­hound Pro­gramme, the firm be­hind the ini­tia­tive to break the land speed world record, went into ad­min­is­tra­tion in Oc­to­ber. Yes­ter­day, ad­min­is­tra­tors at FRP Ad­vi­sory an­nounced that ef­forts to secure an in­vestor had failed.

Project Blood­hound was founded in 2007, with plans to race the car at a spe­cially built track in the deserts of South Africa. En­gi­neers at Swansea Univer­sity helped de­sign the car. The team was seek­ing £25 mil­lion in in­vest­ment to pro­vide guar­an­teed fund­ing and see the project to com­ple­tion.

Last year, Blood­hound reached speeds of 200mph dur­ing tests in Corn­wall.

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