Spinnaker is proud to be a technology partner and sponsor of the Bloodhound Supersonic car project.
The Bloodhound Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Spinnaker is providing its unique tracking solution to enable the team to track the Bloodhound and the support vehicles during the attempt to smash the world land speed record by travelling at 1,000mph on 12 mile straight in the Hakskeenpan, South Africa in 2018.
CashTrack - tracking a 1000mph jet powered car from Spinnaker International Ltd on Vimeo.
The pilot of the Bloodhound SSC and the official ‘fastest man on earth’ Wing Commander Andy Green OBE talks about the Bloodhound project and Spinnaker’s technology contribution to the 1,000mph world record attempt.
A glimpse into what makes a 1,000mph car possible…
(Shared from the Bloodhound video channel.)
Radio communications with the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car will be critical to the team’s success in setting a 1,000mph (1,609km/h) World Land Speed Record.
Last autumn an L39 jet aircraft flew multiple passes down BLOODHOUND’s specially prepared South African desert track, synchronised with the new All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé driven by Project Director Richard Noble and a Jaguar XF saloon, at closing speeds of up to 650mph (1,046km/h). The cars carried the same equipment that will stream data, voice and imagery live from the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car during test runs and record attempts in September this year and again in 2016.