1,000mph car fired up

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

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”.

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