Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

The Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC), which made its public debut in September 2015, was an ambitious project to design, build, and run a vehicle capable of achieving land speeds in excess of 1,000 mph. Though it got a lot of people intrigued and excited, it failed to secure quite as much funding as it needed, which forced the project to go into administration in October of this year. This past week, the administrators declared they’d failed to secure the necessary £25 million ($32 million) of additional funding to keep the project going, which effectively means it’s all over. Though things look dire, one person who retains some hope that the Bloodhound will be revived by a late injection of fresh money is Bloodhound project leader Andy... Continue reading…

Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

Fri 7 Dec 18 from BBC News

Bad news for the 1,000mph car as Bloodhound SSC is shut down

After six weeks, the administrators are selling off the assets.

Tue 11 Dec 18 from Arstechnica

The Bloodhound SSC ‘rocket on wheels’ is out of funding and almost out of time

The Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC), which made its public debut in September 2015, was an ambitious project to design, build, and run a vehicle capable of achieving land speeds ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from The Verge

Project to create 1,000mph Bloodhound supersonic car scrapped

The project to develop the supersonic Bloodhound car, which aimed to hit speeds of 1,000mph has now been scrapped, after a failure to get an investor. It was tested in Cornwall last year.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Daily Mail

Bloodhound supersonic car project shuts down

Efforts to save the Bloodhound supersonic car project from bankruptcy haven't panned out. The team is shutting down after it was unsuccessful in securing the roughly £25 ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Engadget

1,000-mph Bloodhound SSC project runs out of gas - Roadshow

it turns out, not everybody is eager to spend $32 million to fund a supersonic record-chaser.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from CNET

End of the road for Bloodhound supersonic car project

Bloodhound SSC, the British effort to build a 1000 mph supersonic car, is set to be wound up, with administrators failing to find a buyer to secure the project’s future.   Founded ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from The Engineer

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