Castrol supplies lubricants for record-chasing Bloodhound SSC


Castrol supplies lubricants for record-chasing Bloodhound SSC

Global industrial and automotive lubricants brand Castrol will be on the forefront of innovation when the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) attempts to break the land speed record by reaching 1 609 km/h this year. The British Pangbourne- based oil company, which announced its participation in the project in 2014, will supply all the lubricants for the car that will match speeds near to Mach 1.4. The Bloodhound SSC will be piloted by Royal Air Force Wing Commander Andy Green, who holds the current land speed record and will attempt to better his record on the 20-km-long flat surface of Hakskeenpan, in the Northern Cape.

“Should the Bloodhound reach 1 609 km/h, it will be the twenty-second time that the land speed record has been set with Castrol as a lubricants partner,” fuel and lubricants supplier BP Lubricants Africa marketing head Shren Moodley tells Engineering News. He adds that the record attempts are part of Castrol’s heritage, as it has been involved in 22 of the 30 record attempts since Sir Malcom Campbell’s attempt in the Sunbeam in 1924 at Pendine Sands, in Wales.

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Edited by: Zandile Mavuso Creamer Media Senior Staff Writer