The fastest car on earth, the ‘Bloodhound Land Speed Record’ car, visited the British Motor Museum on Wednesday, 8 November, as part of a national roadshow to find a new driver. The roadshow, which is taking place at various locations from 8 – 14 November, is offering this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attract passionate and skilled individuals who are ready to push the boundaries of speed and aspire to become part of history.
The Bloodhound LSR Project is an iconic British programme which aims not only to break the FIA Outright World Land Speed Record, reaching speeds beyond 800mph, but also to showcase world-class science and engineering. It aims to be the first Net Zero Land Speed Record car of the modern era. The project has proved itself to be one of the most inspiring STEM projects of the last decade. A separate education charity promotes STEM in schools and has reached up to 2 million school-age children.
The roadshow started at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, allowing the press and members of the public to see Bloodhound LSR and meet the team. The roadshow will be travelling south to London and then onto Surrey and Hampshire.
Stuart Edmondson, Bloodhound CEO, said, “As we enter a new chapter of the Bloodhound LSR Project, I am excited about the opportunity and challenges that lie ahead and confident that this will enable us to return to South Africa and set a new record. With a new driver, along with my aim of not using fossil fuels to set a new FIA Outright World Land Speed Record, the project promises to be exciting, engaging, and relevant at so many levels”.
Stephen Laing, Head of Collections & Engagement at the British Motor Museum, said: “We are delighted that the Bloodhound LSR Project chose the British Motor Museum as the first venue for its roadshow. The collection already holds a range of land speed record cars from MG, dating from 1938 to 1998, a connection with the pursuit of speed and advancing technology. As a British-designed and built car, it’s even more fitting for the Museum to host this groundbreaking car that aims to surpass 800mph”.
For more information about the Bloodhound LSR, please visit https://www.bloodhoundlsr.com/
To find out more about the British Motor Museum, please visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk