The Ultimate Vehicle Wrap? PressOn wraps BLOODHOUND SSC
PressOn, the large format digital printing company based in Chatham, Kent, were asked to be part of a momentous event. PressOn wrapped the body and tail fin of the World land speed record attempt car – BLOODHOUND SSC. The car was unveiled in Canary Wharf on 24 September 2015 and shown for the first time in its record attempt configuration.
BLOODHOUND SSC is the world’s fastest and most advanced racing car. It has been designed to travel faster than the speed of sound, and hopefully to speeds of over 1,000 mph. BLOODHOUND has been eight years in development and has cost £13.5 million. Built in BLOODHOUND’S Technical Centre, in Bristol, the vehicle is 13.5m long and uses jet and rocket motors to produce c. 135,000 thrust hp. The 2m high tail fin provides stability at high speed and was in place for the first time at the debut last week. The BLOODHOUND project has had input from over 350 companies and universities.
For the event, PressOn wrapped the body and tail fin of BLOODHOUND in vinyl. PressOn’s MD, Nigel Webster said,
“To be asked to be involved in the world debut of BLOODHOUND was an incredible honour. The wrap itself was a very straightforward job, but the opportunity to work with the collaborators on the BLOODHOUND project is an unforgettable experience. It’s definitely one of PressOn’s highlights.”
On 15 October 2016 Royal Air Force fighter jet pilot, Andy Green, will drive BLOODHOUND in Haskeen Pan, South Africa, in an attempt to break the current world land speed record. Andy Green also set the previous world land speed record of 763 mph in 1997 in Thrust SSC.
PressOn are a leading large format digital printer based in Chatham, Kent, UK, established in 2000 by Andy Wilson and Nigel Webster. They now employ 26 people and have a turnover of c. £3m. PressOn recently won two awards at the international print show, FESPA 2015, a Gold award and the People’s Choice award for their project, Dazzle Ship. At FESPA they also purchased the first HP LX 3500 latex printer.
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