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Well actually it's 800mph in 2017 in order to gather data for the 1000mph attempt that should happen in 2018

The 13.5 metre-long jet engine powered car is an incredible piece of technology, uniting the best of engineering talent from around the world.

The 7.5 tonne, 13.5 metre, four-wheeled supersonic vehicle which is being built right here in Bristol, will be propelled by a Rolls-Royce EJ200 engine (the same one used in a Eurofighter Jetfighter plane) and an additional Supercharged Jaguar 5.0 V8 just to feed the hybrid rocket with propellant

Altogether, the Bloodhound's engines will generate 133,151bhp, which will help it in its attempt to break the 1000mph and set a new land speed record in 2018, which currently stands at 763mph (1,227km/h)

The Bloodhound SSC project is estimated to be worth a staggering £45 million.

But as a picture is worth a thousand words watch the video below:

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