Bloodhound SSC Project saved
20th Dec 2018 4:32 pm
Ian Warhurst, an entrepreneur from Yorkshire, UK has bought the Bloodhound land-speed record project.
Earlier this month the Bloodhound SSC land speed record project was cancelled as it was unable to find adequate funding after it entered administration in October 2018. The project needed £25 million (around Rs 229 crore) in order to achieve its goal of reaching its 1,000mph (1,600kph) target, thereby setting the new land speed record. The project was initiated back in 2007 by previous land speed record holder Richard Nobel and current title holder Andy Green.
The administrators have been able to find a new investor who has bought the project and all the assets. This investor is Ian Warhurst, who owned Barnsley-based turbocharger firm Melett from 2002 until he sold it to US firm Wabtec late in 2017. He will staying on as managing director. He has been featured in Management Today’s list of Britain’s top 100 entrepreneurs.
The administrators are pleased to have secured an investor who will be capable of seeing the project through. They have also stated that Ian Warhurst will outline his plan for the project in early 2019.