Bloodhound supersonic car project chooses location for testing
The Bristol-based project to develop a 1,000mph car has chosen the site for its testing.
After the successful test of Bloodhound’s specially developed hybrid rocket at Aerohub, near Newquay in Cornwall, in October last year, project has chosen the venue, one of the largest development sites in the South West, to be the UK test location for the car over the next two years.
“This will involve additional rocket development trials, static tie-down tests of the car’s EJ200 jet, shakedown runs up to speeds approaching 200mph and a full dress rehearsal before the Bloodhound team flies to South Africa to start its first land speed record campaign in late 2013.” said project director Richard Nobel.
“The project is well into the build phase with 197 of the UK’s leading engineering companies in the manufacturing supply chain. We will continue to share every part of this engineering adventure with the 3,500 schools that have signed up to our education programme as we enter the exciting testing phase in Newquay.”