We’ve covered the supersonic Bloodhound and its quest to break the 1,000 mph mark a couple of times.
The project was started in 2007, and was about to go bust three years ago before receiving an investment infusion from British businessman Ian Warhurst.
Under his ownership, the vehicle made great strides, hitting 628 mph on a 2019 run in Africa’s Kalahari Desert.
However, just as even a car powered by a Rolls-Royce EJ200 engine borrowed from a Typhoon fighter jet has limitations, apparently so does Warhurst’s checkbook.
Before the pandemic hit, the Bloodhound was pacing towards eclipsing the current car speed record of 763 mph.
Now, in order to take the next step, the project is seeking $11 million.
The price tag covers the car, the team and, ideally, installation of a Nammo monopropellant rocket that will enable the Bloodhound to exceed 800 mph.
While $11 million gets you the Bloodhound, don’t plan on using it to grab some groceries – next steps are preparing for a land speed record attempt in 2022.