A 1,000 mph supersonic rocket car
The Bloodhound SSC is a unique high-technology project focused specifically on a 1,000 mph land speed record attempt. The car is set for trials in October 2017 with the record attempt scheduled for 2018.
The car is a cross between a fast fighter jet, formula 1 car and a spaceship. The Bloodhound Project serves as a fitting example and endorsement of our unique supply capabilities. 82% of the metal used in the building of the Bloodhound is supplied by Smiths High Performance. As a major supply chain partner, our high performance alloys can be found in the cars cockpit, nose & bulkhead, suspension, chassis, equipment bay and tail fin - using alloys such as aluminium, steel, titanium and stainless steel.
We are working on projects at the pinnacle of motorsport engineering.
"Smiths consistently supplies difficult to find billet sizes of the highest performance in short lead times directly into our supply chain. They are a key partner in delivering thousands of one-off components and their service has been truly world class."
Connor Le Grue
Lead Engineer, Bloodhound SSC
"The demands placed on suppliers in the motorsport sector is something we have built our business around. Unquestionably, it is the toughest environment to test your business. We pride ourselves in being the best, offering a level of service which is unrecognisable and unrivalled. As the leading metals and plastics supplier to the motorsport sector, we continually invest in bespoke materials tailored to this market."
Smiths High Performance