Bloodhound gets brand new HQ, a new name and a new paint job

engineering careers  Bloodhound gets brand new HQ, a new name and a new paint job

Born to Engineer favourite Bloodhound was saved from bankruptcy late last year by Ian Warhurst.

The result of that rescue is now being seen. The vehicle has been renamed from the ‘Bloodhound SSC’ to the ‘Bloodhound LSR’ (Land Speed Record) and its HQ moved from the quiet Bristol suburb of Avonmouth up to the Severn Estuary to a 975-square meter workshop facility at SGS Berkeley Green University Technical College at the Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park.

Bloodhound LSR driver Andy Green
Bloodhound pilot Wing Commander Andrew Duncan Green. Green is now working with Bloodhound on their new record attempt to break the 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km/h) mark with Bloodhound SSC.

The new team is now focused on completing the jet and rocket-powered car and moving onto the high-speed testing phase of the program.

The car has also got a new red and white livery to celebrate the new team.

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While the vehicle had its first public testing in October when it hit speeds of 210 mph it ran into financial trouble just before attempting to break the formal world-record.

Ian Warhurst rescued the company late last year with the intention to let the car “off the leash” to see how fast the car can go. In an interview with the BBC he said “[Bloodhound] is commercially viable” and he “[b]elieves the value of the sponsorship will easily pay for the project”.