Q: what causes hair loss in worried relatives and observers, nails you to the seat with high acceleration and moves at a thousand miles per hour?

A: A supersonic car that’s currently under development called the Bloodhound.

The point of this car is to break the land speed record which is currently at 763mph.  They’re planning to have the car finished and ready for begin testing by the second half of 2011.  The attempt itself is to be made on Hakskeen Pan, a dried lakebed in the Northern Cape of South Africa.

The concept video in the article shows the car winning a race with a fighter jet.  If the finished product is anywhere near as good as the video it ought to be an interesting show.

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