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Engineering really is fun as Bloodhound SCC visits Gateways School!

The Bloodhound Project is a global engineering adventure using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The project centres on Bloodhound SSC, a supersonic car that is designed not only to go faster than the speed of sound (supersonic) but to go over 1,000mph, with the ability to cover a mile in just 3.6 seconds (approximately 4.5 football pitches!).

Specialised Covers are delighted to sponsor the project and provide the transportation and reveal covers for the supersonic car. Due to this partnership, we were able to provide the educational day to Gateways School who were thrilled with the special visit.




All 7.5 tonnes and 13.4 metres was taken to Gateways School on Wednesday 8th March, where pupils and staff were invited to learn about the basic physics, maths, engineering and aerodynamics involved in powering a vehicle built with a mix of both car and aircraft technology.

Pupils were also able to design, build and test their own Air Powered Rocket Car, with the winner’s name being printed on the car. An amazing prize! The experience was designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers – which we certainly think it did! 

And whilst this was going on, our design team were on site to measure the Bloodhound for it’s next cover. A not so small feat itself, but then again we’ve always loved a challenge too!


The Bloodhound SCC will be heading to the South African desert in August for its 1000mph record breaking attempt. For more information on the project and to visit the Bloodhound Project website www.bloodhoundssc.com/project