Just last week we learned the Bloodhound SSC project, which planned on breaking the 1000-MPH barrier and becoming the fastest car on earth, went bankrupt and had to shut down. Now, according to driver Andy Green, the car is up for sale for about the price of a Ferrari 812 Superfast. That was quick.
The spoke with Green, who was set to drive the car for the record-breaking speed run in South Africa sometime next year before the program closed its doors. He told them the Bloodhound supersonic car is currently available at a cost of about £250,000 ($313,623 at current exchange rates). While the car isn't capable of breaking the 1000-mph mark right now, Green says he knows a team of engineers—presumably those laid off from the program—that could assist the new owner, if they so desire.
Considering the sheer amount of money, engineering, and know-how put into the Bloodhound SSC, it's sad to see it being unloaded for high-end supercar money.
Though things do seem grim for the Bloodhound SSC project, not all hope is lost. Green says if the team can find an investor to purchase the firm and inject new funding, then the 1000-mph barrier can still be broken. That $315,000 entry price could just be the beginning of a massive investment to hit four-digit speeds on land. Hopefully someone will step up to make it happen.