Bloodhound on the scent of new land speed record

The supersonic car known as the Bloodhound, with a Kent driver, undergoing trials ahead of its attempt on the world land speed record.

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Prime Minister says UK will be 'proud' of Bloodhound SSC team

Tomorrow, 26 October, the international spotlight will be on a Bristol-built supercar, hoping to become the world's fastest, as it's tested in public for the first time.

The Bloodhound is due to eventually speed along the South African desert at a 1000 miles per hour.

Earlier today, the project received the blessing of the Prime Minister, who said it shows what a leader in sciences and innovation the UK is.

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  1. West Country

Bloodhound driver Andy Green speaks to ITV West Country ahead of anticipated launch

Tomorrow, 26 October, the Bloodhound's driver Andy Green will be putting the super sonic car through its paces in its first public outing.

The Bloodhound SSC team have been working tirelessly for the last five years on the one-of-a-kind vehicle, in the hopes it will "inspire the next generation to get involved in science, technology, engineering" and "set a new World Land Speed Record of 1,000mph".

ITV West Country Presenter, Kylie Pentelow, spoke to Andy ahead of the big event:

  • *Fun fact: the Bloodhound's steering wheel is shaped to Andy Green's hand. *

Bloodhound's Kent driver aims for 1000mph

The world's fastest car will be tested in public today (Thursday). Eventually, it's hoped The Bloodhound will speed through the South African desert at 1000mph, with a driver from Kent at the wheel.

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