Bloodhound car fires up jet engine
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Bloodhound car fires up jet engine

The Bloodhound supersonic car has been fired up for the first time - and worked a treat.

Engineers turned over the vehicle's Eurofighter jet engine in a "tie-down" test at Cornwall's Newquay airfield on Friday.

It worked flawlessly, sending a big orange flame out of the rear nozzle.

The intention is for the car to begin some "slow-speed" running - about 200mph (320km/h) - at the end of next month.

  • 30 Sep 2017