Expensive News – British-made supercar prepares for 1,000mph attempt

Expensive News –

British-made supercar prepares for 1,000mph attempt

Wing Commander Andy Green, left, Defence Minister Philip Dunne, and Bloodhound Director Richard Noble pose alongside the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car Project vehicle

Bloodhound … the supercar with its driver Andy Green (l) with Defence Minister Philip Dunne and team member Richard Noble
A BRITISH-made supercar is one step closer to its attempt at the World Land Speed record after firing up its rockets for the first time.

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.


Stats behind the British-made supercar THEBloodhound

Facts … the stats behind the British-made supercar


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.