INTRODUCING VOHKUS & BLOODHOUND SSC
At Vohkus we talk about helping clients get ahead, stay ahead, and achieve more. That's precisely why we were attracted to BLOODHOUND SSC, the car intended to set a new world land speed record of 1000 mph. Our mantra, that technology edge creates business edge, is perfectly in keeping with BLOODHOUND'S determination to win.
We're an SME sponsor of BLOODHOUND SSC, the worlds most advanced straight-line racing car. It's fitted with an EJ200 jet engine sourced from a Eurofighter Typhoon, and for the record attempt in South Africa it will be equipped with rocket systems.
This project is a global engineering adventure that will inspire the next generation," says Tony Parraman of BLOODHOUND. "It involves cutting edge technology and first-rate teamwork, and puts innovation at the heart of what will be a world first. These are qualities that are shared by everybody at Vohkus, which was why we were delighted to welcome them on board.
The BLOODHOUND project involves the two most recent world land speed record holders. Richard Noble is the project director; his Thrust2 regained the record for Britain at 633.468 mph in October 1983. ThrustSSC, driven by Andy Green, reached 714.144 mph in September 1997. The following month Green became the first and only person ever to exceed the speed of sound at ground level, at 763.035 mph.
Set a new world land speed record of 1000mph (Mach 1.4).
Inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Share an iconic research and development programme with a global audience.