This Car Will Run At 1609km/h

Bloodhound. That's the name of the car being designed to run at a swooshing 1609km/h, which is way faster than the speed of sound. It's being built in Bristol. As the video shows, it'll have more thrust than the Eurofighter combat jet...

Of course, the car has yet to be built, let alone break that record. But the effort is quite serious, these people are not amateurs, and they have serious sponsors. It will use one EJ200 jet like the one used by the Eurofighter - hopefully a real one, unlike the one I got into at Dubai two years ago - alongside an 18-inch hybrid rocket and a V12 piston engines. The 6500kg Bloodhound will have more than 21,000kg of thrust and a top speed of 1690km/h.

The driver will be former RAF Wing Commander Andy Green, who broke the landspeed record in 1997. [Bloodhound via Techradar]

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