The 1,000mph Bloodhound heads to London

Tom Webster

The Bloodhound SSC, the British car that aims to set a new land speed record at 1,000mph, has been sat on The Strand in London before taking up a display spot at Coutts Bank.

The jet and rocket powered car will have had its wings clipped by the inner city location – apparently it has a turning circle of 120m – but if it needs to clear a space to turn then the 45 feet of flame that shoots out of the rear will come in handy. Mind you, the emissions created would set back much of the work the Congestion Charge has allegedly being doing over the last few years.