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Bloodhound SSC: inside the 1,000 mph car

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Bloodhound SSC: the 1,000 mph car

A team of engineers in Bristol are working on a new car – the Bloodhound SSC. They have one simple aim: to drive at 1,000 mph. That’s right, one thousand miles per hour. Or, of course, 1,610 km/h.No one has ever driven so fast. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can hit just 267 mph (429 km/h). When Top Gear’s Richard Hammond crashed, he was travelling at 288mph (463 km/h). The current world land speed record is 763 mph (1,228 km/h), so it would seem we’re still quite a way off the 1,000 mph marker.
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