London: An ultramodern Bristol-built rocket car will try to break the land speed record this October with a confident RAF wing commander at the wheel, a report said.
The attempt will be held on a specially cleared 12-mile stretch of the Hakskeen Pan in South Africa's Kalahari Desert where the futuristic rocket cat is expected to reach a staggering 1,000mph, reported The Independent.
The endeavour is expected to cost close to 40 million pounds and has drawn big business backing. However, despite the hype surrounding the rocket car's thrust, power and speed, the engineers and scientists behind Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car) said that it's not just about going fast.
Wing Commander Andy Green said that going fast was not their number one job in the project but to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and mathematicians.
The 53-year-old RAF officer will attempt to break his own record of 763mph set in Richard Noble's Thrust SSC in 1997.