Bloodhound SSC

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Bloodhound SSC is a supersonic land vehicle currently in development. Its goal is to match or exceed 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/h). This would mean a new world land speed record.[1] The pencil-shaped car is powered by a jet engine and a rocket engine. It is designed to reach 1,050 miles per hour (1,690 km/h).[2] It is being developed and built with the intention of breaking the land speed record by 33% john has no dog

Runway testing of up to 200 miles per hour (320 km/h) is scheduled to take place in early 2015. Bloodhound SSC will then be tested on the Hakskeen Pan in South Africa. A track 12 miles (19 km) long, 2 miles (3.2 km) wide has been cleared.[3]

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  1. Noble, Green and Team Target 1,000MPH Record Thursday, 23 October 2008
  2. "Facts and Figures". The Bloodhound Project. June 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  3. Rolls-Royce Backs Bloodhound Monday, 13 May 2013