After a last minute buyout by Yorkshire entrepreneur Ian Warhust, 2019 saw the saving on seemingly finished Bloodhound. For those of you that aren’t aware, Bloodhound are most famous as they seek to build the first land vehicle capable of hitting 1000 mph. Yes, you read that right… 1000mph.
All looked a little lost for the world record seekers, as it looked like they’d go under, before they were saved at the last minute. And now, that saviour is seeking to push plans forward and continue the company’s plans as they seek to hit 1000 mph by 2021!
On a trial run just testing the waters in South Africa they managed to reach 623 mph, which is just 100 mph short of their 1997 first attempt which hit 763 mph. They have seemingly had some success in sparking interest in their proposal however. It was announced a short time ago that Amazon Prime was creating a documentary about their plight for speed and quest for the world record bringing new excitement to speed enthusiasts worldwide.
Owner Ian is hopeful that this documentary will create enough energy and hype that it will entice investors into the project, and help propel them to the world record in which they have been seeking for 20+ years. They have already started the search for investors into the project, and have outlined how they hope to raise 8 million dollars, which they hope will be enough money to hit the record.
There is an enormous amount of engineering development that goes into these projects, and they require large periods of time to prepare and build out the vehicle. Coronavirus has obviously had a massive hindrance in the progression of the project, and has sadly halted its development. However, Ian is hopeful that they can get straight back to work in 2021, and with a good weather window in 2022 actually hit the world record.
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Either way, we’re here for the long run and cannot wait to watch it all unfold and hopefully see new records hit for the team at Bloodhound that have worked so hard!