This news comes after the SSC’s record attempt run was pushed back until the summer of 2018. Originally, the Bloodhound was supposed to make its land-speed record run in 2015, before repeated delays. News that the car is finally ready for testing means the team might actually be on schedule to attempt the supersonic, four-digit speed run.
Currently, the land-speed record of 763 mph is held by the Thrust supersonic car, set back in 1997 by driver Andy Green. Green, a British Royal Air Force fighter pilot, will drive the Bloodhound SSC next year, looking to beat his own world record by more than 237 mph.