Richard Noble is at it again and now he’s planning on breaking 1000mph in a car!. And it looks brilliant The hell with ya Button and Hamilton! That is real speed. And what a car! 800bhp (that’s Bugatti Veyron territory) operates as the starter motor, fuel pump and APU. That starts an afterburning EJ200 reheated turbofan (just like in a Typhoon fighter) and then they they light the rocket!. Just look at it…
It looks like it should be driven by Scott Tracey but it’s even better than that. The driver is Andy Green who got a first in maths from Oxford on an RAF scholarship and then graduated top of his class flying Phantoms. He also holds the current landspeed record in the previous Noble car ThrustSSC.
That’s how I imagined 2009 as a kid - Boys own heroes blasting across salt flats at Mach 1.4. Not a bunch of holier than though twats pootling around in their Toyota Priuses to recycle their organic quinoa jars and worrying their beards grey over their carbon footprints or some fecking endangered Patagonian goats.
Who has the more compelling vision - the rocket men or the windy-millers? If you have the wrong answer to that question then watch that the door doesn’t bang your tie-dyed ass on the way out.
And these rocket men are British blokes in a shed on a tight budget.