Bloodhound Supersonic Car expected to be the world's first 1,000 mile per hour car
This is the Bloodhound Supersonic Car and designers hope it will be the world's first 1,000 mile per hour car when it attempts to set a new world record next year.
It's described as "part Formula 1 car, part space rocket and part supersonic jet".
Wing Commander Andy Green, Bloodhound SSC driver: "From a standing start, being twelve miles away two minutes after setting off - no car in history has ever done that before. This will be the first, and the fastest."
The car's British designers say they are pushing the limits of science and it's these innovative hybrid rockets are key to Bloodhound's pioneering technology.
Mark Chapman, chief engineer: "If we're to say what part of the car is really the cutting edge science, it's how we're using that rocket. That is what's going to be the next generation of green propellents for rockets, it's the system we're using on this car."
The fighter pilot and land speed record holder admitted he will be on edge when he climbs inside the vehicle's cockpit, but has absolute confidence in the team of experts building the Bloodhound.
Mark Chapman, chief engineer: "Every single time I get in this car, I'm going to be slightly nervous. Because an extraordinary team of world-class engineers have conceived and hand-built this car out of three-and-a-half thousand bespoke components."
In September the team will put the Bloodhound through its paces in South Africa with an attempt at 800 miles per hour before heading into uncharted territory sometime in 2016 when the team hopes to break the sound barrier, travel faster than a bulllet from a handgun and make history, going 1,000 miles per hour.