1,000mph car fired up
The jet engine of the Bloodhound 1,000mph supersonic racing car has been successfully fired up for the first time.
Bloodhound’s team say the feat, which took place at Cornwall Airport Newquay, is a “huge engineering milestone” for their project.
During the test, the 13.5m (44ft) long streamliner – made from more than 3,500 bespoke components – was tied down to a secure anchor point.
The car’s Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine, sourced from a Eurofighter Typhoon, was started up and taken to maximum reheat – also known as “afterburner”.