Bloodhound SSC: 1,000mph car built to inspire the next generation of British engineersIBTimes UK

Look in any direction at the Bloodhound Technology Centre and there will be a component with a mind-bending fact behind it. Crafted by former military, aerospace and Formula One engineers, every single piece of the Bloodhound supersonic car is a thing of beauty, built to run at the very cutting edge of what humans are capable of.

763.035mph (1,228kph, Mach 1.02, 1,119 feet per second) - The current land speed record, set by Andy Green driving Thrust SSC in 1997.

1,050mph (1,690kph, Mach 1.4, 1,540 feet per second) - The fastest speed Bloodhound is designed to safely go.

3.2 seconds - The time it will take Bloodhound to cover a mile at top speed.

135,000 horsepower - Combining the EJ200 jet engine from a Eurofighter Typhoon and a Namco rocket, Bloodhound has more power than 150 Formula One cars and is approximately 1,000 times more powerful than an average road car.

7,786kg - The total weight of Bloodhound, including one tonne of hydrogen peroxide fuel for the rocket, half a tonne of jet fuel, and 100 litres of cooling water.

55 seconds - Bloodhound will accelerate from zero to 1,000mph in less than one minute.

60 minutes - To set a land speed record, the car must complete two runs across the same measured mile in opposite directions within one hour. The result is an average of the average speed achieved across the mile on each run.

10,200rpm - At top speed, Bloodhound's 95kg forged aluminium wheels will spin over 10,000 times per minute, or 170 revolutions per second.

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Bloodhound uses the jet engine from a Eurofighter Typhoon, plus a rocket motor, to produce 135,000 horsepower.The Bloodhound Project

50,000 radial G - Spinning 170 times per second, the wheels - which weigh more than the average man - will generate 50,000 radial G at their outer rims. At top speed, a 1kg bag of sugar at their centre would weigh 50 tonnes.

2,000mph - The speed a cricket ball could hit the side of Bloodhound's cockpit - the equivalent of a wheel failing, or a point black gunshot - without penetrating the Kevlar-protected carbon fibre body.

12 miles (19 kilometres) - The length of the track cleared at Hakskeen Pan in South Africa. The area was chosen for its dry weather and hard ground. The Bonneville salt flats, famous for past land speed record attempts, would be too soft.

92 - The number of people working on Bloodhound, including ex-Formula One engineers, soldiers, electronics experts, staff working in South Africa, a media team and the education team.

60 - Bloodhound is expected to complete 30 runs in 2015, and the same again in 2016 as its top speed builds gradually from 200mph, to a new record at 800mph, then finally 1,050mph.

6,000 tonnes - The amount of rocks cleared by hand over a two-year period from the 12-mile track by 310 people.

Five - The number of 70-meter tall 4G masts which have been permanently installed to get data from Bloodhound to the internet, via Uppington, 150 miles from the Hakskeen Pan. To stay after the Bloodhound project is over, the masts bring a superfast internet connected to a local community who have never previously been online.