World’s fastest car capable of reaching supersonic speeds costs £12million to run but there’s no one to drive it

  • The world’s fastest car – the Bloodhound LSR – is facing major challenges
  • There’s no confirmed driver for the car yet
  • It is costing a staggering £12million to get the car back on track

Published on Jul 04, 2024 at 5:46 PM (UTC+4)
by Daksh Chaudhary

Last updated on Jul 04, 2024 at 11:49 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

The world’s fastest car, the Bloodhound LSR, previously known as the Bloodhound SSC is facing major challenges.

To get the car back on track, it is set to cost a staggering £12 million ($15.3 million).

And to make matters even worse, there’s no driver for the car.

Obviously, you can’t choose a random person to drive the car, and it’s hard to find a professional ready to take the risks.

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World’s fastest car is facing new challenges

This unique car is the epitome of technology, built to reach supersonic speeds on the land.

However, testing the car, its maintenance, and team’s operation, doesn’t come cheap.

£12 million is a huge amount, and it’s hard to find a funder. The company has been facing even more financial challenges since COVID.

Their challenges don’t end here, as they don’t have a capable driver for the car.

Initially, Andy Green, the skilled fighter jet pilot, was ready to take charge of the Bloodhound LSR, but for unforeseen reasons, he can no longer take the seat.

However, he’s still an integral part of the project.

Stuart Edmondson, the team leader for Bloodhound LSR, is continuously working to find a new driver, as well as someone to fund the project.

What makes the world’s fastest car even more special is that their vision includes running the car without fossil fuels.

Their greener and cleaner approach could be a strong attraction for the funders.

More about Bloodhound LSR

This supersonic car was built by a British company by the same name.

Their motive was not to build anything luxurious or futuristic like the newly released Lamborghini Huracan STJ.

Instead, they concentrated solely on achieving supersonic speeds with the car.

Back in 1997, the car made headlines when Andy Green broke the sound barrier with Bloodhound LSR.

Now, they are working relentlessly to push the car to 1000mph, surpassing the speed of sound.

Once the challenges with the funding and the driver are sorted out, this supersonic car is sure to surprise us once again.


Daksh Chaudhary

Meet Daksh: Not your typical pro, but definitely a pro at being fascinated by supercars, tech, and all things futuristic. When he's not nose-deep in work, catch him glued to anime screens or lost in the pages of a good book.