PressOn has recently wrapped the body and tail fin of the World land speed record attempt car – BLOODHOUND SSC. The car was unveiled in Canary Wharf on 24th September 2015 where it was shown for the first time in its record attempt configuration.
BLOODHOUND SSC is the World’s fastest and most advanced racing car. It has been designed to travel faster than the speed of sound, and hopefully to speeds of over 1,000 mph. BLOODHOUND has been eight years in development and has cost £13.5 million. Built in BLOODHOUND’S Technical Centre, in Bristol, the vehicle is 13.5m long and uses jet and rocket motors to produce c. 135,000 thrust hp. The 2m high tail fin provides stability at high speed and was in place for the first time at the debut last week. The BLOODHOUND project has had input from over 350 companies and universities.
For the event, PressOn wrapped the body and tail fin of BLOODHOUND in vinyl. PressOn’s MD, Nigel Webster said: “To be asked to be involved in the world debut of BLOODHOUND was an incredible honour. The wrap itself was a very straightforward job, but the opportunity to work with the collaborators on the BLOODHOUND project is an unforgettable experience. It’s definitely one of PressOn’s highlights."
On 15th October 2016 Royal Air Force fighter jet pilot Andy Green will drive BLOODHOUND in Haskeen Pan, South Africa, in an attempt to break the current World land speed record. Andy Green set the previous world land speed record of 763 mph in 1997 in Thrust SSC.