Molopo Lodge is proud to host the team of the Bloodhound LSR Project

 
 

Why break the record?

The project is helping to push boundaries and demonstrate pioneering new technologies. Many of the aspects of our land speed record car have required engineers to think in new ways and manufacturers to develop novel production and testing methods. The current world land speed record of 763.035 mph (1,227.985 km/h) was set over 20 years ago by a British team including Bloodhound LSR driver Andy Green.

 

Setting a new record

High-speed testing will take place at Hakskeen Pan in October 2019. We then plan to return to South Africa in autumn 2020 to break the world land speed record. After setting the new world land speed record, the team will make a range of assessments before deciding whether to pursue the 1,000mph (1,609km/h) speed that the car has ultimately been designed for.

 

History of the Bloodhound LSR Project