In more of a publicity stunt than an actual test, Jaguar partners with the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) team by staging a high-speed communications test at Hakskeen Pan, South Africa as the 12 month countdown to their first land speed record attempts are officially scheduled.
The team behind Thrust SSC — the world's fastest land vehicle — have been working hard to ready their even faster 1,000+ mph BLOODHOUND SSC. And they have the 3D drawings to prove it'll be the fastest hybrid car ever conceived.
When Bloodhound SSC makes its 42 second run for a 1000MPH land speed record, it'll use a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine and hybrid-rocket to deliver 47,500 pounds of thrust. Somehow, former fighter-pilot and driver Andy Green hopes to survive.