Lattices & Land Speed Records

That car and the reason for my visit to Bristol yesterday is the Bloodhound, a military jet engine powered, potential Land Speed Record breaking, supersonic car weighing 7.5 tonnes and measuring approximately 13.4 metres long. Named after Bristol Aeroplane Company’s original surface-to-air missile that went out of service in the 90’s, the Bloodhound design is made up of 3,500 parts produced via a number of manufacturing techniques including subtraction, formative and additive manufacturing.