Let's say you wanted to order a piece of the Bloodhound SSC yourself. Nothing crazy. A CNC support section. Just a hunk of machined steel. You could use it as a coffee table. Yeah, that would cost you a half million dollars.

Half a million pounds, really, as Chris Harris discovered on his recent tour of the Bloodhound SSC's 1000 mph shop. It's like a cross between an F1 car, a train, and a large-scale truck. And a stunt plane.

I cannot stretch my brain around the scope of this project.