98493862 1 - Supersonic Bloodhound car project axed

Supersonic Bloodhound car project axed

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The Bristol-built vehicle was was tested at Newquay Airport

A project to race a car at more than 1,000mph has been axed after it failed to secure a £25m cash injection.

The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle – built with a Rolls-Royce Eurofighter jet engine bolted to a rocket – is all but built.

The Bristol-based team behind it was aiming to beat the existing land speed world record of 763mph (1,228km/h).

A test run in Newquay in 2017 saw the vehicle reach speeds of 200mph (320km/h).

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