BLOODHOUND SSC – a supersonic land speed racing car designed to reach speeds of 1,000mph
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Engineering Adventure

November 2014 E-newsletter


BLOODHOUND SSC – a supersonic land speed racing car designed to reach speeds of 1,000mph (1,600km/h).

Welcome to BLOODHOUND’s monthly newsletter, with the latest news about the project and the car. Check out our website at for more information about the project.


Jaguar joins Project as countdown begins

The BLOODHOUND Project has started the 12-month countdown to its first land speed record attempt, and celebrated Jaguar joining the programme as Innovation Partner, by staging a high-speed communications test at the Hakskeen Pan, South Africa.

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Latest car news

This month we have passed some major milestones for the car:

  • In Norway, rocket sponsor Nammo has successfully fired the hybrid rocket that will be used in BLOODHOUND.
  • Meanwhile in Newquay, our team has completed successful tests of the new prototype pump.
  • The upper chassis has been moved onto the jig for final assembly and is being riveted and glued in readiness for the construction of the complete car early in 2015
Catch up with all the latest BLOODHOUND news on our website or on Twitter @BLOODHOUND_SSC

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BLOODHOUND is the news

The BLOODHOUND project has received increasing media coverage recently, with highlights including visits from BBC Future, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Wired magazine, The Times and the Daily Mail:


BLOODHOUND certified as 100% carbon neutral

We’re pleased to announce that BLOODHOUND environmental sponsor CNI UK has purchased carbon credits on our behalf and issued us with a formal certificate to show that the Project will be fully carbon neutral for the remainder of the build, testing and record-breaking runs – right through to the end of the project in 2016.

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Young Engineers set a new World Record!

Inspired by BLOODHOUND, the Joseph Whitaker School Young Engineers have smashed the Guinness World land speed record for a model car, taking it from 287mph to a whopping 533.1mph! Read their story and then get in touch if you would like us to help you inspire the children at your school.

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1K Club goes Dutch

The first 1K Club meeting outside the UK was held in the Netherlands recently, as enthusiasm for the project spreads further afield. Organised by our Netherlands-based Ambassadors, it was a great success. Read more.


Technical Centre visit – 6th December

Want to see the actual car being built and meet the BLOODHOUND team? Our 1K Club members can visit the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre on 6th December. Join the 1K Club and then you can book tickets for this inspiring visit by logging in and looking in the 1K Club area of the website.


Become a BLOODHOUND Ambassador

We’re still looking for more BLOODHOUND Ambassadors to work with children in schools, clubs, Science Fairs, Big Bang events and national events. We’ll train you and give you access to all of our online educational resources. If you’d like to inspire the next generation then join us – it’s fun and extremely worthwhile.

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Wales Rally GB

15 November 2014
Toyota, Tenth Avenue, Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 2TW

The Quest for 1000mph is on

17 November 2014; presentation at 7pm
St Catherine's Primary School, Coneybury, Bletchingley, Redhill, RH1 4PP

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It's time to start thinking about Christmas! For adults we recommend the beautifully illustrated BLOODHOUND book The Science Behind The Speed – a unique insight into the project and a great keepsake. Back in stock for kids we have our Corgi models (£10), as well as a great range of toys including the K’NEX kits from £5 to £25. And for all ages we have mugs, caps, beanies, our fleecy scarf and a wide range of branded clothing.

Find these gifts and more at the BLOODHOUND online shop.

And something unique for the person who has everything – put their name on BLOODHOUND's fin

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Stop Press - Limited edition model cars still available

We still have a few of the 30 stunning new 1/20th scale BLOODHOUND SSC models available. Now on sale for £2,150 + VAT ex-works, you only need to pay 50% deposit initially, with the balance due on pickup from the BLOODHOUND technical centre.

Please email us for further information about the limited edition model car.

Follow all the latest BLOODHOUND News on our Twitter and Facebook channels and check out all the latest Cisco BHTV episodes to see the science and technology that underpins the 1,000mph BLOODHOUND car.