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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.

Desert towers built to share BLOODHOUND adventure with the world

Thursday, 24 October, 2013 - 12:55

Milestone communications technology in place for 1 600 km/h Land Speed Record attempt

This month marked a significant milestone in the development of The BLOODHOUND Project, the global education initiative focused around a 1000 mph (1 600 km/h) Land Speed Record attempt: the completion of the desert towers which will beam video and data from the car to the outside world.

Hampsons progress on sill welding

Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 14:55

BLOODHOUND SSC's Sponsorship lead and supply chain manager Conor La Grue visited Hampson Aerospace in Wigan last week to see for himself the progress being made on making parts for BLOODHOUND.

Here we see a few pictures of the inner sill being welded together, and the lower rear chassis coming together on the assembly fixture.

Some great work from the team at Hampsons. The lower rear chassis is really starting to take shape!



Unveiling the 1,000mph Car

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015

It’s a few weeks now since we revealed BLOODHOUND SSC to a global audience at East Wintergarden in London’s Canary Wharf.

The media response on the Thursday (24th September) was truly stunning! It kicked off on BBC Breakfast TV and culminated in the record attempt date being announced live on the 6 O’Clock News, which in live news PR terms is the top of Everest!