As per Guinness Book of World Records, the land speed record within a mile has been measured to be 1,227.985km/h. Andy Green from the UK set the record almost two decades ago on October 15, 1997, in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA in the car named Thrust SSC (Supersonic Car).
The Thrust SSC clocked an insane speed of 1.020 Mach and was the first car to break the sound speed barrier. Andy Green sat behind the steering wheel and drive the car at speeds of 1.6 kilometres per hour and he is ready to break the record now.
Green is all set to drive a car called Bloodhound SSC to attempt to break the record he set himself.
The Bloodhound SSC will be equipped with a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine and is expected to start running on Hakskeen Pan in Northern Cape, South Africa in 2017.
Andy Green is a fighter pilot in the British Air Force, will make an attempt to hit top speed of 1600km/h.
The Bloodhound SSC is powered by a 550bhp Jaguar super-chargers V8 which will act as a fuel pump; however, Green believes the car can punch out 1.35 lakh bhp of power.
It will not just be the top speed, the company is planning to complete the flying mile in flat 3.6 seconds.
The engineers working on car say that the car is so powerful that if it is sent directly into the air the Bloodhound SSC can reach more than 7.5 km, while normal aeroplanes fly at a general height of 11 km.
The Bloodhound SSC is reportedly being developed in south-west England. Andy Green told Bloomberg Quint that Indian companies play a pivotal role in the car.
Indian companies are helping in making the read end suspension and the steering wheel. Green was quoted saying "There's core Indian DNA all the way through Project Bloodhound. So, when we see the car run next year, people in India should be just excited as we are."