The next step in developing a car that can break the land speed record took place in Bristol on Thursday.
The team behind 'The Bloodhound' unveiled their new technical centre as they continue working towards a car capable of reaching speeds of 1000 miles an hour.
ITV News West Country Reporter Jonty Messer went along:
David Willets, Minister for Universities and Science has opened the new Technical centre for The Bloodhound project in Bristol.
The supersonic car will attempt to break the land speed record in 2015.
The team of engineers are hoping the car will reach speeds of 1000mph in the South African desert smashing the existing record set back in 1997.
It's hoped the Bloodhound will eventually reach speeds of more than one thousand miles an hour. The project has involved companies, scientists and schools from across the westcountry. The University of the West of England is a partner in the project, which has attracted many volunteers.
Cornwall was the focus of an engineering breakthrough today as tests took place on one of the biggest rockets ever made in Britain.
The rocket will be used to power the Bloodhound car in the hope it'll break the world land speed record, travelling at more than 1,000 miles per hour. Despite today's success, there were some nervous moments before it was fired at Newquay Airport.
Bristol based Bloodhound project test their rocket in a hangar in Newquay.
Read more about the Bloodhound testing here.
A supersonic car built by engineers in Bristol will be fired up for the first time tomorrow.
The 'Bloodhound' is due to test its engine at in a hangar at Newquay airport.
It's hoping to reach speeds of up to one thousand miles per hour in a World Land Speed Record attempt in 2014 - that's faster than a bullet fired from a gun and well beyond the speed of sound.
Engineers behind a supersonic car looking to break the land-speed record say they're confident it will work.
'Bloodhound' was designed by a team in Bristol and designed to reach speeds of up to a thousand miles per hour.
It'll be test driven at Newquay airport next week.