De­vel­op­ment of su­per­sonic car is scrapped

Yorkshire 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. Ad­min­is­tra­tors at FRP Ad­vi­sory an­nounced yesterday that ef­forts to se­cure an in­vestor had failed.

Pro­ject Blood­hound was founded in 2007, with plans to race the car in the deserts of South Africa. The team was seek­ing £25m in in­vest­ment.

The world land speed record of 763mph is held by Thrust SSC.

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