Bloodhound Land Speed Record’s attempt on cracking the land speed record for a steerable car looked to be all set after the team reached 628 mph during a test run last November. The record stands at 763 mph and Bloodhound LSR wants to not only beat the record, but go on to cross the 1,000-mph threshold.
Unfortunately, Bloodhound LSR last week announced that the future of the project was in jeopardy as 8 million British pounds (approximately $10.5 million) would need to be raised by the end of March to ensure the team can meet its deadlines for a planned attempt on the record in 2021 at the Hakskeenpan in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert.
The funds are required to pay aerospace and motorsport experts involved in the project and complete development of the team’s 44.3-foot streamliner to make it go faster. Areas that still need work include