Bloodhound SSC Supersonic Car Will Attempt First Public Test Today

Bloodhound car which will hit 1000mph to be tested today

Many of those who set that record are back to break it, including Wing Commander Andy Green who drove Thrust SSC (Super Sonic Car) in the Nevada desert, making history as the first person to breach the sound barrier at 763.035 miles per hour.

Project leaders say the tests are a huge step towards realising the car's 1,000mph goal since its inception in 2008.

Later in the year, Belstaff will also release two limited edition styles of sunglasses too, designed in collaboration with Andy Green for use in the African desert during the record attempts.

In its first public test drive, the Bloodhound SSC completed two laps along the 2.7-km (9,000-ft) runway powered by a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine, which is typically found in a Eurofighter Typhoon jet.

On Thursday, the team will for the first time ever roll out the 13.4 metres long, 7.5 tonne auto, that they aim to break the record with on Hakskeen Pan in the Northern Cape in the near future. Mr Green said: 'I can not think of a better way to do it than that run. "It felt like about eight seconds, which was what we were expecting".

The team behind the vehicle say it is a combination of a fighter jet, a Formula One auto and a spaceship. "And that was exactly what we were hoping for".

This afternoon Cornwall will play host to the first public outing of the Bloodhound SSC - the British supersonic auto created to hit a speed of 1,000mph (1,610km/h). "This auto is easily capable of being the fastest vehicle on earth". This is now being developed by the Norwegian aerospace and defense company Nammo.