The bloodhound is a unique vehicle - it was created solely to break a world-record.
To get to 1000mph, it takes a lot of power:
- A jet engine to get it up and running, normally on a typhoon fighter
- A racing car engine borrowed from Formula 1 to kickstart the rocket, which takes the acceleration beyond 2G.
Travelling faster than the speed of sound means staying on the ground is a challenge in itself.
It has taken the team more than five years to settle on the vehicle's bullet shape.
At top speed, the wheels will rotate 174 times a second and expand during the run.
It will be driven at the Hakskeen Pan in the Mier area of the Northern Cape, South Africa.
16,000 tonnes of stone across a massive area have been removed and a track 12 miles (19km) long and two miles (3.2km) wide has been cleared, for the supersonic car.
- The Bloodhound test action will be streamed live on www.Bloodhoundssc.com and via YouTube and Facebook from 12:45pm BST
- Or you can watch it LIVE below: