Preps underway for setting new land speed record

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Bloodhound SSC

Preparations are underway for world land speed record holder, Wing Commander Andy Green, to break his 1997 record of 763mph.

The new car he will be attempting the new record in, called the Bloodhound SSC, will be given its first (of several) public testing today at Cornwall Airport in Newquay, England. The Bloodhound will only be tested at a ‘measly’ 200mph in today’s outing.

The record attempt itself, scheduled to done at Hakskeen Pan in South Africa a year or two from now, will target a stomach churning speed of 1000mph; that’s nearly twice the cruising speed of a commercial aircraft.

Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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