Watch the supersonic Bloodhound SCC's first public test-drive live

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption Meet Ron Ayers. the 85-year-old aerodynamicist behind the Bloodhound car

When Bloodhound SSC travels to South Africa's Hakskeen Pan to attempt to break the record, it will be powered by an EJ200 jet engine and a Nammo hybrid rocket.

The team has pedigree: it's led by Richard Noble, the man who set the land-speed record in 1983, and the director behind Thrust SSC, the auto that now holds the land-speed record of 763mph.

The Bloodhound SSC is a jet and rocket-powered streamliner that uses a Formula 1 engine as a fuel pump.

Today at Cornwall Airport Newquay in southern England, the Bloodhound SSC completed its first test run with Royal Air Force Wing Commander and Guinness land speed record holder Andy Green at the wheel.

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The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car conducted its first public test run today, rocketing 210 miles per hour (340 km/h) down the runway at Newquay Airport in southwest England. They just started to flicker with flame - very sort of Formula One, but in a proper high-speed vehicle. He made two runs to test the Rolls-Royce jet engine and the car's control, suspension and braking systems.

Final checks are made before the engines are started on the Bloodhound 1,000mph supersonic racing vehicle during its first public run at Cornwall Airport, near Newquay.

The engineering behind the Bloodhound SSC is fascinating. "The vehicle is designed for high speed on a desert rather than sprint performance off the line, but it still accelerated from zero to 210mph in less than eight seconds".

He said: 'We are proud to be waving a flag for British skills and innovation on a world stage but, most of all, this is about inspiring young people.

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