The Bloodhound SSC is, even in a world of increasingly crazy and over-the-top supercars, the craziest car currently in development. Why? Because it’s being built to go at least 1,000 mph.

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Here, the team behind the Bloodhound SSC go to immensely scientific lengths to ensure the wheels they’ll be using for the monumental (emphasis on the mental) drive are up to the task.

How do you do that? You run it up to 1,100 mph and see what happens. The video shows how that gets done.