The Flower of Scotland is a 22ft Streamliner, built specifically for the Bonneville Salt Flats. The car is fitted with aluminium wheels and a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine, which produces around 700bhp.
The tight cockpit includes two parachute levers, three fire extinguisher levers, a steering wheel, one-way shift button, and an infrared TV screen.
The World Land Speed Record for the 1.0-litre class is currently 313mph, and has been unchallenged since 2003. Speed Scotland is ready to make history by eclipsing 315mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in August 2013.
The photographs above are by Tim Scott. See more on his website.
The official land speed record sanctioned by the FIA — Federation Internationale de L’Automobile — is currently 241mph, a speed that Speed Scotland exceeded on a number of occasions. Based on our previous runs, we expect to exceed that speed and claim the record for the team, Scotland and the UK.
Importantly, from a sponsor's perspective, this will go in to the Guinness Book of Records and be a permanent record of our achievements.
Speed Scotland is seeking sponsor alliances to be a part of this historic event and provide operational funding for the effort.
To discuss becoming involved and to receive a sponsor pack — with details of the expected media exposure the World Land Speed Record attempt is expected to generate — or for more information, please contact Mark Robertson on 07767 328319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch the excellent video documentary of our attempt to break the 300mph barrier at the Bonneville Speed Week 2011.