The Bloodhound Education Programme, aiming to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics has created a rocket car that is aiming to achieve 1,050 mph in 42 seconds.
The car has been under development for more than three years and is just now moving of the computer and into reality, to create a car that will travel faster than a speeding bullet. Check out the video after the jump.
A 1:1 scale model of the rocket car was recently on show at the Farnborough International Airshow in the UK for a week. The design and shape of the Bloodhound SSC is completely unique, being 13m long, and weighing close to 7 tonnes. It design needs to withstand the 220 kN of thrust created by its jet engine, that will push it through the sound barrier, with 2.5+g acceleration followed sharply by 3+g deceleration.