If you’re in the market for a used car project, have we’ve got a doozy for you.
的 British Bloodhound LSR 1,000 mph rocket car program has been put up for sale due to a lack of funding caused by the coronavirus pandemic, its current owner said.
Auto parts entrepreneur Ian Warhurst saved the decade-old project from bankruptcy 在 2018 and shepherded it to a 628 mph test run on a dry lake bed in South Africa in November 2019.
自那时候起, the team has been preparing the vehicle for a shot at 800 英里每小时 2022, which would break the sound barrier and the current land speed record of 763 英里每小时, set in 1997 by Bloodhound driver Andy Green.
Warhurst estimates the cost of the 800 mph attempt to be 8 million British pounds and said he has been unable to find the required sponsorship money to help cover it.
If a buyer can’t be found in the next few months, it won’t be possible to make the 2022 window and the vehicle and equipment will have to be mothballed for a potential future effort.
虽然 800 mph would be fast enough to claim the record, the vehicle has been designed for an even loftier goal of 1,000 英里每小时.