The current land speed world record is 763 mph, set by the ThrustSSC supersonic car in 1997. It was designed by a team including supersonic car pioneer Richard Noble, who is back again with the Bloodhound, a car that could set the bar even higher.
The Bloodhound uses three different methods of propulsion including a hybrid rocket, Eurojet EJ200 jet engine and an 800 bhp V12 engine. It actually started as part of a project to get students more involved in engineering pursuits, and what better way to do that than send a car soaring across the ground at a four-digit speed?
The car you see about is actually just a 42-foot-long, full-scale model. The real Bloodhound could be completed and ready for a test run as early as the end of next year. Until then, take a look at the SSC in all its glory in the gallery down below.