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1. I just stumbled upon this while reading the Guardian.

The next land speed record car will aim for 1000 MPH, will be powered by a Eurofighter jet engine, coupled with a rocket, fuel for which will be supplied using a pump driven by a Cosworth Formula 1 engine!!!

Video here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/vi...0mph-car-video

2. Yeah its quite a thing when it needs 800hp just to drive the fuel pump

If the rocket is anything like as impressive as the rocket scientist's mustache they should have no problems getting to 1000mph

3. Originally Posted by MikkiJayne
Yeah its quite a thing when it needs 800hp just to drive the fuel pump

If the rocket is anything like as impressive as the rocket scientist's mustache they should have no problems getting to 1000mph
Fuel consumption astronomical.

4. wow thats amazing! good posting here

5. Originally Posted by corrago
Fuel consumption astronomical.
Yeah it's bad when your Fuel pump uses ~40 gallons per hour (F1 cars 3mpg @ 120 mph average = 1 gallon every 90 seconds)

6. Originally Posted by Internal Combustion
Yeah it's bad when your Fuel pump uses ~40 gallons per hour (F1 cars 3mpg @ 120 mph average = 1 gallon every 90 seconds)
f*ck...
It's probably pumping 5 gallons per second to fuel the jet motors.

7. can't someone just strap a solid rocket booster to a roller skate? Sure, stopping the thing might prove a bit difficult, but it'll run out of fuel eventually!

8. Originally Posted by worth_fixing
f*ck...
It's probably pumping 5 gallons per second to fuel the jet motors.
One ton of rocket fuel in 17 seconds

9. Originally Posted by worth_fixing
f*ck...
It's probably pumping 5 gallons per second to fuel the jet motors.
My math says 19 gallons/sec.

10. Originally Posted by MikkiJayne
If the rocket is anything like as impressive as the rocket scientist's mustache they should have no problems getting to 1000mph
I'm pretty sure that rocket science is only as good as the scientist's mustache... I think that's the Bernoulli Principle... don't quote me on that.