New World Speed Record Attempt: 1000mph is the New 763mph

Pistonheads reports that current and former world land speed record holders Andy Green and Richard Noble are teaming-up to drive a Bugatti Veyron 1000mph. Sorry. Did I say Veyron? I mean to say “a car powered by the engine from the latest Eurofighter Typhoon, topped off by a rocket that apparently uses an 800bhp MCT V12 racing engine as its fuel pump.” That’s a bit more rad than Green’s Thrust SSC, seen here during one of its high-speed passes in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. But don’t head for the Sagebrush State just yet; PH says Black Rock “may be ruled out [for this attempt] as the annual Burning Man festival has apparently damaged the surface too much.” The team’s christened the new vehicle Bloodhound, after project aerodynamicist Ron Ayers’ first surface-to-air missile project. Surface to air? Uh-oh.

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  • Dhanson865 Dhanson865 on Oct 23, 2008
    What Is Burning Man? Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather to create Black Rock City in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. Hmm, sounds like they failed that part.

  • Krazykarguy Krazykarguy on Oct 23, 2008

    That video is weaksauce. I wish there was some way to tell how fast he was going, such as an external camera shot, or a speedo readout that was visible. All I can see are warning lights going on and off, and dials bouncing all over the place.

  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on Oct 23, 2008
    krazykarguy: Point taken. Video swapped. Better?