In pics: Bloodhound SSC Land Speed Record Car

The Bloodhound SSC vehicle is bids to break the current land speed record of 763mph or 1228km/h. The bid to break the land-speed record was due to have taken place this year on a specially prepared dried out lake bed in South Africa, but has now been postponed until 2017 due to lack of necessary funds. Although the Bloodhound SSC is a private venture, it has substantial in-kind support from the UK government and is being used as a education resource with the hope that it will encourage more pupils to follow science and technology-related courses.
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The Bloodhound SSC vehicle is parked at the design centre in Avonmouth on February 24, 2016 in Bristol, England. It is hoped that when finally completed, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car will beat the current land speed record of 763mph or 1228km/h. The bid to break the land-speed record was due to have taken place this year on a specially prepared dried out lake bed in South Africa, but has now been postponed until 2017 due to lack of necessary funds. It is hoped that the car, which is powered by a Eurofighter jet engine and a rocket, will be tested before the end of this year at Newquay Airport. Although the Bloodhound SSC is a private venture, it has substantial in-kind support from the UK government and is being used as a education resource with the hope that it will encourage more pupils to follow science and technology-related courses. (Getty Images)
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LCpl Darren King from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers checks over the Bloodhound SSC vehicle at the design centre in Avonmouth on February 24, 2016 in Bristol, England. It is hoped that when finally completed, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car will beat the current land speed record of 763mph or 1228km/h. The bid to break the land-speed record was due to have taken place this year on a specially prepared dried out lake bed in South Africa, but has now been postponed until 2017 due to lack of necessary funds. It is hoped that the car, which is powered by a Eurofighter jet engine and a rocket, will be tested before the end of this year at Newquay Airport. Although the Bloodhound SSC is a private venture, it has substantial in-kind support from the UK government and is being used as a education resource with the hope that it will encourage more pupils to follow science and technology-related courses. (Getty Images)
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LCpl Darren King from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers checks over the Bloodhound SSC vehicle at the design centre in Avonmouth on February 24, 2016 in Bristol, England. It is hoped that when finally completed, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car will beat the current land speed record of 763mph or 1228km/h. The bid to break the land-speed record was due to have taken place this year on a specially prepared dried out lake bed in South Africa, but has now been postponed until 2017 due to lack of necessary funds. It is hoped that the car, which is powered by a Eurofighter jet engine and a rocket, will be tested before the end of this year at Newquay Airport. Although the Bloodhound SSC is a private venture, it has substantial in-kind support from the UK government and is being used as a education resource with the hope that it will encourage more pupils to follow science and technology-related courses. (Getty Images)
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The mock up of the cockpit of the Bloodhound SSC vehicle is seen on display inside the design centre in Avonmouth on February 24, 2016 in Bristol, England. It is hoped that when finally completed, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car will beat the current land speed record of 763mph or 1228km/h. The bid to break the land-speed record was due to have taken place this year on a specially prepared dried out lake bed in South Africa, but has now been postponed until 2017 due to lack of necessary funds. It is hoped that the car, which is powered by a Eurofighter jet engine and a rocket, will be tested before the end of this year at Newquay Airport. Although the Bloodhound SSC is a private venture, it has substantial in-kind support from the UK government and is being used as a education resource with the hope that it will encourage more pupils to follow science and technology-related courses. (Getty Images)
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The mock up of the cockpit of the Bloodhound SSC vehicle is seen on display inside the design centre in Avonmouth on February 24, 2016 in Bristol, England. It is hoped that when finally completed, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car will beat the current land speed record of 763mph or 1228km/h. The bid to break the land-speed record was due to have taken place this year on a specially prepared dried out lake bed in South Africa, but has now been postponed until 2017 due to lack of necessary funds. It is hoped that the car, which is powered by a Eurofighter jet engine and a rocket, will be tested before the end of this year at Newquay Airport. Although the Bloodhound SSC is a private venture, it has substantial in-kind support from the UK government and is being used as a education resource with the hope that it will encourage more pupils to follow science and technology-related courses. (Getty Images)
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The cockpit cover of the Bloodhound SSC vehicle is put back in place at the design centre in Avonmouth on February 24, 2016 in Bristol, England. It is hoped that when finally completed, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car will beat the current land speed record of 763mph or 1228km/h. The bid to break the land-speed record was due to have taken place this year on a specially prepared dried out lake bed in South Africa, but has now been postponed until 2017 due to lack of necessary funds. It is hoped that the car, which is powered by a Eurofighter jet engine and a rocket, will be tested before the end of this year at Newquay Airport. Although the Bloodhound SSC is a private venture, it has substantial in-kind support from the UK government and is being used as a education resource with the hope that it will encourage more pupils to follow science and technology-related courses. (Getty Images)
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LCpl Darren King from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers checks over the Bloodhound SSC vehicle at the design centre in Avonmouth on February 24, 2016 in Bristol, England. It is hoped that when finally completed, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car will beat the current land speed record of 763mph or 1228km/h. The bid to break the land-speed record was due to have taken place this year on a specially prepared dried out lake bed in South Africa, but has now been postponed until 2017 due to lack of necessary funds. It is hoped that the car, which is powered by a Eurofighter jet engine and a rocket, will be tested before the end of this year at Newquay Airport. Although the Bloodhound SSC is a private venture, it has substantial in-kind support from the UK government and is being used as a education resource with the hope that it will encourage more pupils to follow science and technology-related courses. (Getty Images)
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LCpl Darren King from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers checks over the Bloodhound SSC vehicle at the design centre in Avonmouth on February 24, 2016 in Bristol, England. It is hoped that when finally completed, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car will beat the current land speed record of 763mph or 1228km/h. The bid to break the land-speed record was due to have taken place this year on a specially prepared dried out lake bed in South Africa, but has now been postponed until 2017 due to lack of necessary funds. It is hoped that the car, which is powered by a Eurofighter jet engine and a rocket, will be tested before the end of this year at Newquay Airport. Although the Bloodhound SSC is a private venture, it has substantial in-kind support from the UK government and is being used as a education resource with the hope that it will encourage more pupils to follow science and technology-related courses. (Getty Images)
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LCpl Darren King from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers checks over the Bloodhound SSC vehicle at the design centre in Avonmouth on February 24, 2016 in Bristol, England. It is hoped that when finally completed, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car will beat the current land speed record of 763mph or 1228km/h. The bid to break the land-speed record was due to have taken place this year on a specially prepared dried out lake bed in South Africa, but has now been postponed until 2017 due to lack of necessary funds. It is hoped that the car, which is powered by a Eurofighter jet engine and a rocket, will be tested before the end of this year at Newquay Airport. Although the Bloodhound SSC is a private venture, it has substantial in-kind support from the UK government and is being used as a education resource with the hope that it will encourage more pupils to follow science and technology-related courses. (Getty Images)
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