Bloodhound SSC is a British supersonic land vehicle currently in development. Its goal is to match or exceed 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/h) achieving a new world land speed record. The pencil-shaped car, powered by a jet engine and a rocket engine is designed to reach 1,050 miles per hour (1,690 km/h).
Why is this important? Because it is testing at Newquay Airport next Easter and the world's eyes will be watching. Also, because already the project has led to an increase in children and young people taking an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.