In 1997, Richard Noble’s ThrustSSC hit 763 mph to set the current land speed record. The people of Bloodhound SSC want to better that annihalate it by hitting 1,000 mph.

Their current design centers around a car equipped with both a jet engine and a hybrid rocket engine which they hope will give them the equivalent of 133,000 horsepower. The project is such a beast that they are using an old F1 engine as the fuel pump (ie. turbo pump) for the rocket motor.