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Supersonic car targets 1,000mph



A team of British engineers is aiming to break the 1,000mph (1,610km/h) barrier on wheels for the first time.

BBC News hears from people involved in the project and takes a look back at the last attempt from 1997.

THE DRIVER
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Driver relishes the risk

Wing Commander Andy Green, who broke the land speed record in 1997, talks about why he wants to go even faster as the driver of Bloodhound.

THE BLOODHOUND
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Faster than a speeding bullet

This computer animation was produced by the team behind the Bloodhound SSC land speed world record attempt.

THE ENGINEER
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Engineer shows off 'Bloodhound'

John Piper, the chief engineer on the Bloodhound project, describes the features of the car using a scale model.

THE BRAINS
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Richard Noble on his hopes for Bloodhound

The man leading the attempt has said he hopes Bloodhound will give a boost to British engineering but warns the project will need funding.

FEELING THE PRESSURE
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Experiencing multiple G force

Science correspondent Christine McGourty visits a lab to experience the same kind of gravitational pressure as Bloodhound's driver.

BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER
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Thrust shatters land speed record

A new world land speed record was set in 1997 when the Thrust SSC car broke the speed of sound to go 763 mph.



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