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Submission + - 1,000 MPH Car Passes First Test (isciencetimes.com) 1

amkkhan writes: Scientists aiming to create a car that can break 1,000 mph cleared a large hurdle yesterday when they successfully tested their rocket engine. The engine will power the supersonic car known as the Bloodhound SSC — meant to become the fastest car in the world.

The British team tested the engine in an aircraft shelter in Newquay Cornwall Airport, originally designed to protect fighter planes from bombs. Although the data hasn't fully been analyzed, the researchers said the engine reached 30,000 horsepower during the 10-second burn. Given enough time, they expect the engine to reach 80,000 horsepower and 27,500 pounds of thrust.

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1,000 MPH Car Passes First Test

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  • It's not really about the "car" at those speeds. I believe the project falls more along the lines of "Can a Fast Rocket Stay Stable When Bothered With Wheels?"

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