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Supersonic Car Designed to Become World's Fastest

The Bloodhound is so fast, its creators needed to reinvent the wheel.

Officially dubbed the Bloodhound SSC -- short for supersonic car -- the pencil-shaped racer is meant to become the fastest car
in the world and the first to reach 1,000 miles per hour -- faster than
a speeding bullet. A car that fast doesn't just run on tires. It runs
on 200-pound circles of aerospace aluminum that can absorb 50,000 times
the force of gravity.

"We will have pushed back the boundaries of human endeavor," driver Andy
Green, who flies fighter jets as a wing commander in the Royal Air
Force in his spare time, told ABC News.

The car's statistics are mind boggling. The engine is a combination
rocket (designed by a 28-year-old self-tra

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Added: Oct-4-2012 Occurred On: Oct-3-2012
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