This awesomeness -- captured by photographer Stefan Marjoram -- is the cockpit of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car, designed to set a new world land speed record of -- at least! -- 1,000 miles per hour (1,609.34 km/h) in South Africa. Its pilot, Andy Green, explains how the instruments work in this video tour.
As well as the rather essential speedometer, the car's future driver Andy Green says one of Bloodhound's most critical cockpit displays relays the wheel load data, telling him if the car's stable and still attached to the ground. "It's fundamental we keep the wheels on the ground. If we do that we can't have a crash," he said, already reassuring himself that everything's going to be OK.
The other stats hitting Bloodhound's screens give Andy braking data, hydraulic pressures, fuel information and various temperatures. No mention of if there's a 3.5mm jack for hooking up his phone to the radio, but there must be. It's pretty much a standard feature these days. [BBC]
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