Rolls-Royce backs 1,000mph supercar
The engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is sponsoring the Bloodhound project to build a car capable of driving beyond 1,000mph (1600km/h).
The company is providing financial assistance and technical support on the vehicle's EJ200 power unit.
This is the same jet engine that powers the Eurofighter-Typhoon.
Bloodhound will use the engine to propel it to about 350mph (560km/h) before a rocket kicks in and takes the car supersonic.
Colin Smith, Rolls-Royce's director of engineering and technology, told our correspondent Jonathan Amos why the company was putting its weight behind Bloodhound.
13 May 2013