1000mph car

Hammond in the Vampire Drag car moments before...

This is just nuts. After setting the World Land Speed record a couple of years back at 763mph (1228 km/h for you foreigners out there) the same team aim to increase that to 1000mph or Mach 1.4.

The BBC have all the details and a cool CGI video to go with it. I just love the bit where it compares the speed of the car (a rocket with a Eurofighter jet engine bolted to it and some wheels on the bottom) with that of a bullet fired from a Magnum .357. Top stuff.

I’d just suggest that they stick with their plan to have Andy Green drive it. Steer well clear of Richard Hammond. Well ******* clear.

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