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Confidence high in Bloodhound land speed record team
GPS instruments in the vehicle clocked 501mph (806km/h).
Bloodhound's driver, Andy Green, declared himself "chuffed to bits" after bringing the car to a stop.
His team is now increasingly confident it has the means to break the land speed record of 763mph (1,228km/h).
That won't happen for at least a year. More testing is needed, as is more thrust, which will come from the addition of a rocket motor.
At the moment, Bloodhound is powered by a jet engine from a Eurofighter-Typhoon. The trials here on South Africa's Hakskeen Pan will determine just how big a boost that rocket must deliver.
"When you see Bloodhound go off the start line, it flies. And that's with only nine tonnes of thrust from the jet. For the land speed record, we could have another five, six tonnes on top of that from the rocket," explained chief engineer Mark Chapm

This is very interesting and somewhat fascinating. But I can't help but wonder how much further the vehicle can be pushed to.
While testing these speeds do they have to take the curvature of the earth into account.

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