The ‘Bloodhound’ supercar aiming to mangle a land speed record

The Bloodhound is half competition automobile and half spaceship, and a group from a UK are anticipating it will eventually be a world’s fastest car.

It clocked 501mph (806km/h) on Wednesday, during a array of tests in South Africa. But it is still during slightest a year off attempting to mangle a land speed record of 763mph (1,228km/h).

And a British-built straight-line racer is designed to be capable, ultimately, of reaching 1,000mph.

The BBC met Bloodhound’s driver, RAF commander Andy Green, to find out how a automobile works and what pushing it feels like.