|1,000 mile per hour car|
(Scroll down for video) The world’s first 1,000 mile per hour car was successfully fired up this week by scientists, according to reports.
The mission of producing the first 1,000 mph car took a giant step forward as the engine was started for the first time in front of a global audience of millions.
After months of planning, it was over in just a few seconds.
The engineers behind the $15 million Bloodhound Supersonic Car Project said that they were immensely pleased with the historical evidence of its hybrid rocket system, which was given a hardened air hangar at Newquay Cornwall airport.
While not moving, the engine roared triumphantly for just 20 seconds before the machine was closed by satisfied engineers. The next step is to analyze the data to determine if it is safe to install in a vehicle.
Rocket engineer Daniel Jubb said: "Early indications are that it went very well. We will be looking at the data now. It is likely that it will take a total of 10 days to review it. Then, we will be preparing for the next shot. We have a lot of safety checks to ensure that we are ready to put this rocket into a vehicle driven by man."
Jubb, 28, who left school at 13-years-old to run his own company with his grandfather, said that he has been getting by on 90 minutes of sleep for the last few nights as the final preparations for the launch were made.
He said: "It was a very special event because it was put on public display. We have done all our development in secret and then just like that it is available for the entire world to see.”