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Ten million pounds needed for Bloodhound land speed record attempt

A team of 30 people are currently based in Northern Cape, South Africa. Credit: Worker Bee

A West Country team aiming to smash the land speed World Record say they'll need another £10M in sponsorship in order to attempt it.

A team of 30 people are currently based in Northern Cape, South Africa, putting the jet powered car through its paces during a rigorous high speed test programme.

This morning, the supersonic bloodhound reached it's highest speed yet of 562mph. Credit: Worker Bee

Testing has seen the supersonic Bloodhound reach it's highest speed yet of 562mph.

The car is fitted with special sensors that record how it behaves as it travels across the Kalahari Desert.

It is piloted by Andy Green OBE, who holds the current World Land Speed Record in a different car.

The Bloodhound team are hoping to break the land speed record late next year but they need more cash to give in order to give it a go. Credit: Worker Bee

The Bloodhound team are hoping to break the land speed record late next year but they need more cash to give in order to give it a go.

Owner, Ian Warhurst, says he is confident that the team will get the sponsorship they need because the project is gathering lots of attention.