China's Geely auto group backs Bloodhound



China’s Geely auto group has become the main sponsor behind the British Bloodhound supersonic car project.
The Asian company’s support means the jet-cum-rocket racer now has the financial means to go and break the land speed record next year.
Geely is the largest privately owned car manufacturer in China.
It is perhaps better known in the West as the owner of Volvo and the London Taxi Company, which makes “black cabs”.
Bloodhound aims to raise the current land speed record (763mph/1,228km/h) to 800mph (1290km/h) in October 2017.
The intention then is to make some alterations to the vehicle... read more

 
27 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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