How to drive the fastest car in the world - at 1000mph
This is the view Wing Commander Andy Green will have when he aims to become the first person in history to hit 1,000mph on land. The adrenaline junkie will be sat behind the wheel of the incredible Bloodhound SSC - a one-of-a-kind beast with 180 times the power of a Formula One car. Andy, 51, will be aiming to beat his current record of 763mph which he achieved behind the wheel of Thrust SSC in 1997. Bristol-based Bloodhound released the first images of the state-of-the-art cockpit which will act as Green's supersonic office for the attempt.
Nissan Qashqai R fast as Bugatti Veyron
The custom Nissan Quashqai R, built at Severn Valley Motorsports in Telford, Shropshire, which at 1100bhp is the worlds fastest SUV. 20th May 2014. A humble Nissan people carrier has been transformed into one of the world's fastest cars - capable of more than 200MPH. The Qashqai is one of Britain's most popular motors but it has never been associated with high performance. But now a British firm has turned the modest car into a behemoth capable of outrunning the quickest of supercars. It is quicker than a Mclaren P1 - and costs a whopping £275,000. Engineers at Severn Valley Motorsport, in Telford, fitted the Qashqai with a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged engine which now develops a staggering 1,100bhp. This gives the five-seat family hatchback, called the SVM Qashqai R, a top speed in excess of 200mph. On top of the mighty top speed, the Qashqai also has brutal acceleration, going from 0-62mph in just 2.7 seconds. It will do 0-124mph (200kph) in 7.5 seconds and cover a quarter-mile sprint in 9.9 seconds - crossing the line at 144mph. The McLaren P1, meanwhile, will do 0-62mph in "less than three seconds", 0-124mph in seven seconds and the quarter-mile in 9.8 seconds. SVM's Qashqai has the underpinnings from a Nissan GT-R sports car.
Ferrari 458 replica made from Ford Cougar
This stunning Ferrari 458 Italia has gone on sale for just £35,000 - because underneath it is a humble FORD COUGAR. The 202mph 458 Italia, which was launched in 2009, is regarded as one of the finest and most desirable Ferraris ever built. But most people have absolutely no chance of stumping up the cash for the £170,000 Italian supercar. However, one UK dealer is offering a cut-price alternative in the shape of this 458 replica. On first impressions the bright white motor looks almost identical but it hides a dirty secret - it started life as Ford Cougar.It was then fitted with a bodykit to make it look like the Italian supercar which is capable of 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 202mph. The Ferrari has a rear-mounted V8 engine but the replica has a 2.5-litre front-engined V6 which boasts just 168bhp. As a result it will accelerate from 0-60mph in just 8.6 seconds and top out at just 140mph.
The most expensive car wash in the world
This is the man who built up Britain's most expensive car wash -- from his mum's GARAGE. Car fanatic Gurcharn Sahota, 30, started cleaning neighbours' motors for FREE with a bucket and sponge when he was a teenager. Gurcharn has now built his own Formula 1 style pit garage where wealthy drivers pay up to £7,000-a-time for a luxury car wash. He travels with up to 100 different cleaning fluids that need special clearance at customs. The wax alone he uses costs a cool £8,200 a tub.