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Bloodhound SSC: On the fast track to a land speed record


Bloodhound SSC: On the fast track to a land speed record


The team who are building the world’s fastest car have unveiled a new set of instruments and shown the cockpit of their vehicle for the very first time.

The timer and speedometer will be used by driver Andy Green as he tries to break the world land speed record.

At the workshop in the UK lies a full scale mock up of the vehicle, known as Bloodhound SSC – which is designed to reach over 1,000 miles an hour, or 1,609 kilometres per hour.

Green, an RAF pilot, will face three LCD screens, analogue displays and a titanium steering wheel 3D printed to the shape of his hands.

Green is the current world land speed record holder – in 1997 he drove a car at 763 miles per hour, or 1,300 kilometres per hour.

His new record attempt will be made in South Africa in the next two years.

The Bloodhound SSC project’s main aim is to inspire children to pursue careers in science and engineering.

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