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Cosworth supply the engine for the fastest car
The Cosworth Formula One engine next to th Bloodhound.
Data will be collected from the engine and transmitted around the world.

An engineering company based in Northamptonshire will play a key role in helping to break the land speed record.

Cosworth engineering which is based in Northampton will provide a formula One engine as well as other parts.

The Bloodhound SSC will be travelling to South Africa to try and break the 1,000mph land speed record.

The technology will be incorporated in the car to gather data, control the vehicle and understand its performance.

The company's UK Managing Director David Rowbottom said: "We are producing the engine that supplies the fuel to the rocket which is the fastest part of the car."

Cosworth's data electronics will also collect the data that will be transmitted around the world in real time.

Schools

People, including school pupils, will be able to see what is happening as the attempt is taking place.

Many schools are already following the progress of the attempt as part of their curriculum.

"We are anxious to support projects that excite the imagination of young engineers and the next generation of of graduates," said David.

All the technology on the Bloodhound SSC is currently being tested in the United States and is on schedule.

The team aim to be on the Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, in South Africa.

The equivalent of 4,800 football pitches will be cleared for the event, to begin high speed runs by summer 2012.




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