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.

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Supersonic car could cause traffic delays in Newquay

The Bloodhound SSC on show at Newquay earlier today. Credit: ITV West Country

Newquay Airport is warning passengers to allow extra time if they are heading to the airport. It's due to the Bloodhound SSC test runs taking place on the runway on the 26, 28 and 30 October which will mean extra traffic in the area.

Staff say that they are operating as normal and add that there will be security restrictions on parking, as well as at the drop off and pick up points.

They also want to make people aware that the supersonic car tests cannot be viewed from the airport car parks.

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