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Bloodhound SSC pilot shows off his ‘1,000-mph office’

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Bloodhound SSC cockpit

Building a vehicle capable of going 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 kilometres per hour) on land isn’t something you do overnight. The folks behind the Bloodhound SSC project have been working toward reaching that insane speed since 2008 with the first record attempt still a year away. The goal is to go to the Hakskeen Pan in South Africa and obliterate the current land-speed record of about 763 mph (1,228 km/h), and to do it, the Bloodhound packs the same jet engine found in the Eurofighter Typhoon and a rocket to produce a combined 21 metric tons of thrust at full gallop. With that kind of power situated a few feet behind his head, driver Andy Green has a state-of-the-art cockpit to keep it all under control, and he’s showing it off in a recent video.

As you can see in the image above, the interior looks more like something out of a sci-fi spaceship than a car. The whole thing has been sculpted specifically to fit Green; even the steering wheel was printed from powdered titanium to match the shape of his hands perfectly. The heart of the setup is the centre screen that acts as a speedometer and thrust gauge for the engines. It’s amazing how much work and engineering is going into this project, and it’s definitely worth scrolling down to watch Green explain it all on video.

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