Rolls-Royce officially packs Bloodhound SSC Land Speed Record project

Rolls-Royce PLC, the company that makes jet engines (not the automaker) has announced support for The BLOODHOUND Project, an international education initiative focused on a 1,000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt.

Rolls-Royce engines have been used to break records in the Bloodhound predecessors Thrust 2 and Thrust SSC, but not officially.

This time Rolls-Royce will supply the Bloodhound project with EJ200 jet engine, that will be used in conjunction with a custom designed hybrid rocket to propel the car to over 1,000 mph.

Rolls-Royce will also provide financial, technical support for the project, as well as support for for BLOODHOUND’s global education programme, which aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians in the 219 countries and territories where the Project is followed.

In UK, 5,4222 primary and secondary schools have signed up to join the BLOODHOUND Education Programme, equating to roughly 2.5 million pupils.

Colin Smith CBE, Director of Engineering and Technology at Rolls-Royce, said: “Cutting edge engineering keeps Rolls-Royce, and the UK, at the forefront of global business. We understand the fundamental importance of inspiring young people about STEM and know that more needs to be done. Sponsoring BLOODHOUND gives us an opportunity to showcase world-class British engineering and invest in our future.”


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