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Welsh expertise helps 1000mph Bloodhound car

A record attempt is scheduled for 2016. Credit: Stefan Marjoram

A car aiming to travel at 1000mph is nearing completion helped by the expertise of engineers at Swansea University.

They blended Formula 1, aerospace and rocket technology to model Bloodhound SSC's design.

Bloodhound SSC has a jet and a rocket engine. Credit: Siemens NX

The Swansea University team also designed the Thrust supersonic car which hit 763mph in 1997. The record hasn't been beaten.

Bloodhound SSC has a Rolls Royce Typhoon fighter jet engine and a rocket below. A Formula 1 car engine pumps the fuel.