British built 1,000mph car to use Norwegian rocket

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British Bloodhound rocket car

The supersonic British Bloodhound car will use a Norwegian built rocket to try and reach 1,000mph (1,609km/h).

Bloodhound will need a rocket and a jet engine to try and beat the current record of 763mph (1,228km/h).

The car will use a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine to get up to speeds of about 350mph before igniting a rocket motor to go supersonic.

The record attempt will take place on a specially prepared dried-out lake bed in South Africa in 2015 and 2016.