The Bloodhound supersonic car was able to accelerate to 628Mph in 50 seconds. The supersonic car was able to hit the speed following a number of test drives at the Hakskeen Pan dry lake race track, which is located in South Africa. Ian Warhurst, the owner of Bloodhound LSR, spoke about the speed test, "The global media interest around the high-speed testing has really raised our profile and potential sponsors are getting in touch every day."
The car is powered by an EJ200 jet engine, and in the future, the company will attach a rocket beneath the jet engine. The company hopes the rocket will be able to bring the car to speeds of 800mph, which will be a new land speed record.
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