The Sapheria Bluebird Project, a 10ft long, three wheeled racer sponsored by AJN Steelstock, has received a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed achieved by a prototype electric and jet powered dual propulsion car.

Designed and built by Formula Gravity Ltd and West Suffolk College STEM, the Sapheria Bluebird reached a top speed of 75.53km/h (46.932 mph) at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire.

Powered by a jet turbine and an electric engine, the Bluebird Sapheria Project – set to be driven by Don Wales, grandson of world speed record holder, Sir Malcolm Campbell MBE – aims to promote science, technology, engineering and maths in an exciting and engaging way.

Working with West Suffolk College STEM and a number of specialist industry professionals, the project highlights engineering capabilities in schools and colleges and will be used to demonstrate British engineering excellence and emphasise sustainable systems.

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