Bloodhound SSC car to break 1,000 mph
On October 15, 1997, the ThrustSSC, driven by RAF pilot Andy Green, broke the land speed record, being clocked at 1,228 km/h (763 mph). It was also the first car to break the sound barrier. Now, more than 10 years after, Richard Noble and Andy Green are hoping to break the record again, by doing 1,000 mph (Mach 1.4) in this, the Bloodhound SSC. This will also exceed the low altitude speed record for aircraft, currently at 994 mph. A scale model of the 42-foot, 6-ton car was unveiled today at London’s Science Museum, and the team is currently looking to raise the £10 million ($16 million) they need for the project.