Melksham, UK – Avon Tyres has confirmed its sponsorship of the Bloodhound Project to develop a supersonic car that can go faster than the speed of sound.
As part of its support, Avon is supplying tires suitable for use in desert areas, where the Bloodhound SSC vehicle is being tested.
The tire will be used on project-support vehicles
UK fans had the opportunity to watch Bloodhound SSC in action at the public tests held last October, in Newquay. This followed driver Andy Green’s first 200mph attempt run at Newquay airport.
The Bloodhound project is progressing towards a faster desert test later this year. The teams target is to break the world land speed record in 2019 and then pushing on to 1,000mph.
For its record-breaking attempts, the Bloodhound vehicle will use metallic wheels designed to cope with the extreme speeds.