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Car news – July 2017

Tuesday, 11 July, 2017 - 19:15

As the Team prepares BLOODHOUND SSC for the runs at Newquay in October, it’s all go at the Technical Centre (BTC). Parts continue to arrive from suppliers and before long we should have all bespoke BLOODHOUND-designed parts necessary to build the Newquay-specific car configuration.

So the Car is really coming together, but there's a great deal still to do before the first turn of the jet engine. Things are definitely hotting up. Here’s some of the work that’s happened at the BTC in the last month….

BLOODHOUND's Front Suspension sub-assembly

Wednesday, 7 May, 2014 - 15:37

Otherwise known as the ‘goats head’. This is made up of four huge five-axis machinings that are made from 7075 forgings (7075 being the specific alloy and forged parts being used for greatest strength and therefore control of residual stresses). We spent many weeks searching for these and in the end thyssenkrupp Materials came up trumps, finding what we needed in just the right size! This was great news as a bespoke mill run for this material could easily have added six months to the project. The team at the AMRC in Sheffield have machined these parts on two new CNC machines and done a simply stunning job.