Watch: Jet-powered Bloodhound breaks 210mph in first public run

Super Sonic Car conducted its first public "low-speed" test ahead of its ultimate goal of achieving 1,000mph.

Watch: Jet-powered Bloodhound breaks 210mph in first public run
The British car is expected to break the world land speed record.

The Bloodhound broke 210mph in eight seconds during its first ever public run at Newquay Airport in Cornwall.

RAF Wing Commander Andy Green drove the Bloodhound SSC twice down Newquay’s 1.7-mile runway.

Speaking to the BBC, he said: “It was a real hard work-out for the brakes.

“Probably up to somewhere close to a thousand degrees, the front brakes were smoking furiously after the second run.

“They just started to flicker with flame – very sort of Formula One, but in a proper high-speed car.

“And that was exactly what we were hoping for.”

More than 3,000 spectators gathered to witness the trial run which was carried out to test the steering, brakes, suspension and data systems.

Currently, the Bloodhound is fitted with an EJ200 jet engine from a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

The car will eventually be additionally fitted with a rocket motor so that it will go on to 1,000mph in an attempt to break the land speed record in South Africa in 2019.

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