Supersonic Car Designed to Become World's Fastest

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Still, it's not just any day that you sit below a jet engine louder than a 747, twice as hot as the inside of a volcano, producing so much force it could suck all the air out of an average-sized house in 3 seconds.

He and the entire team hope the project will inspire a generation of young students to become engineers. The designers have done their work publicly, posting their blueprints, documenting setbacks, and have partnered with more than 5,000 schools in the United Kingdom and South Africa, where the completed car will finally race in 2014.

"We are looking to inspire young people about the possibilities of science and technology, Green said. "These are the kids who will build and live in the low carbon world of tomorrow…and we aren't training enough in the West. We just aren't getting enough people into science and engineering.

"So sharing the excitement and magic of our car -- live, to a global Internet audience, starting tomorrow -- is an extraordinary opportunity."

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