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Wanted: speed freak with deep pockets keen to sniff out Bloodhound record

Investor with loads of money and sense of adventure is sought to make the long-awaited attempt to beat 1,228km/h mark

Denis Droppa

For sale: one land-speed record car, top speed 1,287km/h-plus, low mileage.

Yes, the troubled British-backed Bloodhound project that aims to set a new land-speed record in the Kalahari Desert in the Northern Cape is again seeking a new backer, one with deep pockets and a keen sense of adventure.

The long-delayed project started by former land-speed record-holder Richard Noble was rescued from bankruptcy in 2018 by British billionaire Ian Warhurst, but the economic climate brought on by the global pandemic has severely affected the search for fundraising and the project timeline...

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