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Bloodhound SSC aims for 1,000-mph land-speed record | Autoblog Minute

The team behind Bloodhound SSC announce that a first attempt at a new World Land Speed Record will take place in October of 2017. Eddie Sabatini reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.
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[00:00:00] The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) takes aim at 1,000 mph. The Bloodhound SSC was built in the UK by a team of Formula 1 and Aerospace experts. While their ultimate goal is 1,000 MPH, they will fist try to set a new World Land Speed record by hitting 800 mph in October of 2017.

Powering the Bloodhound is a Rolls-Royce jet engine, a cluster of hybrid rockets, and a supercharged V8 engine from Jaguar. All this power to get the giant metal

[00:00:30] wheels spinning 170 times per second. It will cover a mile in 3.6 seconds. The site of the record breaking attempt is a smooth 12 mile stretch of dry lakebed in the Hakskeen Pan in South Africa's Northern Cape. Andy Green, who was driving the Thrust SSC the set the World Land Speed Record in 1997, will be behind the wheel of the Bloodhound. For Autoblog I'm Eddie Sabatini.

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