8 things we learned during a visit to the Bloodhound SSC project

Darren Cassey

When it comes to speed, Richard Noble and Andy Green are the undisputed kings.

Between them, they have held the Land Speed Record since 1983, with Noble first driving Thrust 2 to 633mph and following this up by being the project leader on Thrust SSC, which Green drove to 763mph in 1997. Green became the first man ever to drive a car beyond the speed of sound and the record has stood ever since - the longest period that any Land Speed Record has ever gone unbroken.