Anyone got £25m spare? Anyone got £25m spare?
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    Default Anyone got £25m spare?

    The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration.
    The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa.

    Bloodhound supersonic car hits financial roadblock - BBC News
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    Oracle were one of their partners....

    not sure if that is in any way relevant.

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    When I read that article earlier my initial thought was why haven't Tesla joined up with SpaceX to do this. First automated car over 1000mph backed by rocketry.

    Seems an obvious PR win for such companies with plenty of R&D money to spend.

    Other benefit being no-one need risk their lives driving such a loony vehicle. Not exactly challenging driving in a straight line and nailing the throttle. A computer would also be able to make better real time adjustments before it went out of control or risked flipping.
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    That's not an investment...

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    Stick a Brexit slogan on it, and I'd be happy to pony up the money.

    Three-and-a-half years, two extensions, seven defections, 21 deselections, three prime ministers, countless amendments, two prorogations, one Supreme Court judgement, 66 million Brits losing the will to live and were still at square one...

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    A few years after Brexit £25 mln will be the new living wage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    A few years after Brexit £25 mln will be the new living wage...

    25 million Lira?
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    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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