The British team behind Bloodhound SSC, a project that might see a car travel faster than 1,000mph. XCAR finds out what goes into building a land speed record breaking car and what obstacles stand in the way of this technological feat.
Practical mechanics escapes many people. Others can happily maintain a bicycle, or build their own engine. But how many people can build a car capable of over 1,000mph? These people can.
What's your favourite supercar? Wrong! Forget that piece of crud, your new favourite is the Shelby SuperCars (SSC) Tuatara.
Project Bloodhound took a step closer to reality yesterday, as its makers unveiled a full-scale model of the 1,000mph car at the Farnborough air show
Watch Crave UK's interview with a member of the team working on Britain's latest attempt to break the world land speed record.
The design has been finalised for the Bloodhound SSC, set to smash the world land-speed record as the first car to hit 1,000mph. Not so handy on the school run though
The SSC spawns two more little vehicles from its innards.
CNET Car Tech gets video of the Suzuki SSC concept at the 2007 Tokyo auto show.
CNET Car gets a little wheel time in the SSC Ultimate Aero, the world's second-fastest production car.
This gallery misstated the distance covered by the Bloodhound SSC. The actual distance traveled in one-hundredth of a second is about 10 feet.