Bloodhound SSC is a unique, high-technology project to design and build a car that will break the 1,000mph barrier and set a new world land speed record. Designed and constructed in the UK, Bloodhound SSC includes components and sponsorship from international companies and will make its record attempt in South Africa.

We are sharing this international engineering adventure with a global audience. Why? Because we love science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and Bloodhound SSC shows how amazing – and fun – they can be!

Project objectives


  • To popularise science, engineering, technology and innovation as attractive, relevant and accessible to enhance scientific literacy and awaken interest in relevant careers
  • To promote science communication that will enhance science engagement in South Africa
  • To profile South African science and science achievements domestically and internationally, demonstrating their contribution to national development and global science, thereby enhancing its public standing
  • Human Capital Development (emphasis on addressing gender and racial imbalances in the SET workforce)
  • Promoting science, technology and innovation in Africa