Brass tacks, the jet-powered machine won't be heading to South Africa this year to begin further sub-sonic testing, which was supposed to be the next stage in development following an initial run at Newquay airport in October.
While remaining coy about the details, the engineers now plan to resume development of the mono-propellant rocket that will send Wing Commander Andy Green to a 1,609kmph (1,000mph) land speed record.
BLOODHOUND SSC will therefore be flown to Northern Cape, South Africa, in May 2019, ready to take advantage of a desert surface freshly conditioned by seasonal flooding.
The vehicle will have to slowly ramp up its speed to finally tackle the big number.
The upside of the postponement is that (should everything go to plan) there will be no need to bring the vehicle back to the United Kingdom after its second test - meaning an assault on the 763.065mph land speed record could potentially occur in October or November of the same year.
Noble said the the vehicle will remain in South Africa from May 2019 until the record run, in order to greatly reduce logistics costs.
Despite this setback, the team reckons it will secure the funding and support to complete Bloodhound SSC thanks to the involvement of a "major third party".
"We are in the middle of detailed planning, so [we] can't divulge specifics, but we hope to be in a position to do so very soon".
Acknowledging the delays, he said: "There have been many false dawns over the life of the Project and we have, regrettably but unavoidably, tested the patience of our friends, supporters and team".
"The Bloodhound leadership team firmly believes this development will be a game changer, but we want to prove this, not merely hope for it".
He said that the "very real prospect that our ability to raise funds is about to be transformed" has enabled the team to re-evaluated plans for running the auto, and there's now an opportunity to fast-track the first record attempt.