Global lubricant company Castrol has joined the Bloodhound Project to provide lubricants, brake and hydraulic fluids for use in the Bloodhound Supersonic Car.
The vehicle is currently being assembled in Bristol by the Bloodhound team as they aim to reach 1,000mph in South Africa in 2016.
Castrol has a long heritage in land speed racing, having been part of 21 land speed records, beginning with Sir Malcolm Campbell’s 146mph attempt in 1924.
Paul Waterman, global chief executive of Castrol, said: “We are delighted to support the Bloodhound project. At Castrol, we have a proud history of fuelling pioneers and this partnership gives us the chance to showcase how our high performance products set new standards and push boundaries.”
The new 135,000 thrust hp racing car will use a variety of Castrol products during testing and record attempts, including its engine oil Castrol Edge; motorsport formula brake fluid Castrol React SRF and Castrol hydraulic fluids previously used by NASA.
Bloodhound project director Richard Noble added Castrol is synonymous with racing at the highest level which contributed to the continuation of a partnership which started on the previous Thrust projects.
“They are a great brand and will not only work with us on the technical side, they will help us share this Engineering Adventure with a global audience,” he said.