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Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:40 pm
by rob565uk
Almost as impressive as our Orpheus tests :D

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:03 pm
by Mike Bull
Andy Green's piece on the engine testing-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41635066

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:07 am
by Richie
Good luck to the Bloodhound team today for their test runs.

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:18 am
by quicksilver-wsr
It's absolutely terrific that the Bloodhound team have reached the point of running the car. A tribute to the sheer tenacity of Richard & Co.

History's been made, and it will only get more exciting from here.

Nigel

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:41 am
by Mike Bull
Bloodhound has gone into administration...

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/inves ... rld-record

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:28 pm
by ace_chris
Such a shame, they seemed so close too, well apart from needing 25m to get it over the line. Sorry but cant see it happening now

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:02 pm
by Canopener Al
25 Million? That the debts they have built up? How on earth can they need 25 million overwise. Richard Noble has been known to have failures of course as well as the Thrust projects.

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:34 pm
by Renegadenemo
Had to laugh at the selling. It costs less than finishing last in F1 or the Americas Cup. Just think of all those unfortunate folk out there not wishing to risk their 25 million quid for fear of coming last.

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:31 am
by Mike Bull
Bit more detail here-

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/indu ... nistration
Team insiders say the project would need around £5 million to run the car at 500-600mph under jet power on its already-prepared 18km track in South Africa, around £15m to achieve 800mph and break the existing record, and around £25m to reach its ultimate goal of lifting the record to 1000mph.
:shock: ...as you do!
The dream scenario is that we’ll be in this state for a month or six weeks, then money will flow again and we can get back into action.
Riiiight... :?

It might be unpatriotic, but I'm still rooting for Rosco! 8-)

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:34 pm
by JfromJAGs
Does anyone know how much money went into the Bloodhound SSC project so far? How much are those 25m in relation to the overall investment?

@BBP team: After your experience from restoring and operating Bluebird, what do you think how much it would cost to build a Bluebird 2.0 WWSR contender and how long would that take? I mean, just in case there a several 25m floating around, it would give inverstors an option... :D

Joerg