Britain has held the world land speed record since 1983 when Richard Noble achieved 633.468mph in Thrust 2. Noble teamed up with fighter pilot Andy Green to break the sound barrier, reaching 763.035mph in 1997 with Thrust SSC. Noble and Green have teamed up again in an attempt to achieve 1,000mph with Bloodhound SSC.
#JC visited Bloodhound HQ in Bristol to get the low-down on the project, which not only hopes to break the record, but also inspire the next generation of British engineers in the process.
Visit the Bloodhound SSC website here