Watch the world's first supersonic auto smash its first public test

Andy Green with Bloodhound SSC. Pic Bloodhound SSC

The team will gear up for an even faster run next year, with the ultimate goal of crossing 1000 miles per hour on a dry lake bed at Hakskeen Pan in South Africa in 2020.

The vehicle will be piloted by RAF Wing Commander Andy Green and is expected to reach a positively snail-like 200mph as part of a "slow-speed" trial that will test the Eurofighter Typhoon jet engine that is now strapped to the top of it.

Bloodhound SSC uses a EJ200 Rolls-Royce engine, the same one that powers the Royal Air Force's Eurofighter Typhoon.

The latest British attempt to tackle the world land speed record has undergone its first public tests.

Bloodhound SSC is created to reach 1,000mph in a bid to set a record that can not be beaten by existing technology.

On Tuesday, what might well be the world's fastest-ever vehicle completed its first public test at a runway in Newquay, England.

"I can not think of a better way to do it than that run".

The most incredible thing about this test is that it only shows a fraction of what the Bloodhound is capable of.

Likewise, 1,000mph will require solid metal wheels, but for the shakedown test Bloodhound SSC used some low-grip Dunlop tires originally worn by an English Electric Lightning.

The auto put in a series of "slow speed" runway tests Thursday which took the vehicle to a relatively sluggish 200 miles per hour.

"The auto just said: "I can do all of this. And then to slow down, I need to apply gentle pressure to the brakes for two seconds to "warm up" the carbon fibre disk brakes before applying full force on the brakes to stop the auto".

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