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British-made supercar prepares for 1,000mph attempt
The team behind the Bloodhound SSC believe it can smash the current record of 763mph and even blast through the 1,000mph barrier.
The car was unveiled this week at Newquay Airport in Cornwall – where engineers today began testing its hit-tech rocket system, comprising a Falcon hybrid rocket and a Eurofighter EJ200 jet engine.
The Bloodhound will make its first attempt on the record in Hakskeen Pan, South Africa next year, when the team hope to pass the 850mph mark.
They’ll make their first assault on the 1,000mph barrier in 2014.