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This is the Bloodhound SSC, a 1,000mph rocket on wheels

In between sipping cups of Earl Grey tea and producing oddly prescient dystopian satires, the British like to set land speed records. Back in 1997, a group of enterprising British engineers established the current record at 763mph with the jet-powered Thrust SSC, driven by Andy Green. The core of that same team is now back with a new, leaner, more technologically advanced vehicle that promises not only to go supersonic like its predecessor, but to speed past the 1,000mph milestone. Meet the Bloodhound SSC.

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