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Supersonic car fires up jet engineThe British-led project to build a 1,000mph car reaches a key milestone in its development.

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The article says the engine was designed for a plane, but that's not goal of the project. The project is to make a super fast car to break the land speed record. Testing on an aircraft seems like it would add cost unnecessarily.

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Budwick 18 days ago

Boys and their toys...

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Carla 18 days ago

In response to “Boys and their toys...

Wouldn't catch me in that...

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TheCensoredBrit 18 days ago

What would be the purpose of a 1,000 mph car when I doubt there is any highway on any road in any country that could safely allow that kind of speed?

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Linnster 18 days ago

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[Heavy sigh]
They're trying to break a land speed record; not design a new street legal car.

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Budwick 18 days ago

In response to “[Heavy sigh] They're trying to break a land...

{Heavier sigh}

So they break the land speed and then what? Just to be able to say they did it. OK - boys will be boys.

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Linnster 18 days ago

In response to “[Heavy sigh] They're trying to break a land...

Oh the melodrama...

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TheCensoredBrit 18 days ago

Better just put a missile horizontally and put a few steering wheels under it

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Sunny_the_skeptic 18 days ago

I believe it was tested on a fighter aircraft. Why they want to make a car go 1000 mph is beyond me. :)

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Will_Janitor 18 days ago

I still prefer helicopters. Much easier to crash than cars powered by... Oh... Wait... What.

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ZonkeyBalls 18 days ago

I can see the rationale behind testing the engine on a car. A ground based frame is cheaper than a custom air-frame, the engine can be tested as slower speeds first, if there is a mechanical problem, the vehicle can roll to a stop instead of nose diving into a lake bed and.... there will probably be people sponsoring the development just to see the land record broken.

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JustJimColo 17 days ago

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