Bloodhound team solves take-off problem

Nic Cackett

The British engineers behind the latest land speed record challenge believe they have found a solution to the aerodynamic issues created by attempting a 1000mph record.

The team behind Bloodhound SSC believes it has cured the dangerous amount of lift produced by initial models, and created a design that enables the car to remain flat on the ground at a scarcely believable Mach 1.3.

The new configuration has been heralded as a major breakthrough as the team behind Thrust SSC fight to better the 763mph world record they set in 1997.