New Supersonic Car Debuts In London, Could Be World's Fastest Car (Video)

| by Michael Allen

The Bloodhound, a new supersonic car that can reportedly go as fast 1,000 mph, debuted in London on Sept. 24 (video below).

The Bloodhound cost more than $15 million to build, and includes a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet, Nammo hybrid rockets and a Jaguar V8 engine, notes RT.

The car's designers claim it can travel 1 mile in 3.6 seconds, and will be able to break the current world record for the fastest car, 763 mph.

Andy Green set the record in 1997 while driving a Thrust SSC in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Green will be driving the Bloodhound in the new attempt.

The supersonic car will first do test runs in South Africa and Cornwall, England.

An estimated 8,000 people will view the Bloodhound on Sept. 25 and 26 when it goes on public display in London.

The Bloodhound's lead engineer Mark Elvin told the Daily Mirror:

"This week was the first time it left the assembly point — looking at it you just think, 'Wow.'

"Working on this project feels like being a part of history. It’s great to be finally able to share our work.

"I have no doubt in my mind that we will beat the world record next year. We’ll go for 800 mph, and then in 2017 we’ll come back and go for 1,000 mph."

Sources: RT, The Bloodhound Project, Daily Mirror / Photo Credit: The Bloodhound Project product image