Bloodhound: supersonic car reaching a record-breaking speed

The Bristol-built supersonic car known as the Bloodhound is set to be launched on Thursday, 16 October in Newquay, Cornwall.

The much-anticipated racer is aiming to break world records by eventually reaching speeds of more than 1,000 miles per hour.

View all 7 updates ›

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. *

More on this story