The current land speed record stands at 763 miles per hour. It was set in 1997 by Andy Green in the Thrust SSC. The Bloodhound project plans to pilot this jet-powered needle to 1,000 mph. The frowning blue-and-orange missile isn’t actually functional—it’s a full-scale model built to test aerodynamics. It was revealed earlier this week in an attempt to get kids into algebra. The jet car is the centerpiece of the Bloodhound Education Program, which shows kids that it’s possible to use the power of algebra to hurtle across the salt flats at the speed of sound. The Bloodhound team plans to finish the jet car early next year. Hit the jump for a video of the model.