An Australian race crew hoping to set a new supersonic land-speed record have unveiled the first parts of their rocket-powered bullet car.
Daredevil drag-racer Rosco McGlashan believes his machine, the Aussie Invader 5R, can go faster than a bullet and is using rocket technology to propel his 200,000-horsepower supercar.
The current world land speed record stands at a blistering 1,227.985km/h (763.035mph) - faster than the speed of sound - set by Briton, Andy Green, in 1997.
Rosco says he has dreamed of being the fastest man on wheels since, aged 12, he saw Britain's Donald Campbell hit 645km/h on Australia's Lake Eyre saltpan in 1964.
Set to blast off in 2014, 50 years after he first eyed Campbell's mark, McGlashan will go from 0-1600km/h in 20 seconds as he rips through three tonnes of rocket fuel.
Officially launching their campaign at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, Rosco McGlashan said the Aussie Invader 5R was progressing well with the body of the vehicle now constructed and key components such as the wheels and the motor being produced in Australia.
The Aussie Invader 5R vehicle remains at the team's Perth base where it is being built.
At nearly seven tonnes it was too large to transport to Sydney, however, a real size model of the car is on display at AIMS to give visitors a good idea of the scale of the vehicle.
A British team will also make an attempt in the same year setting up a showdown labelled the "Land-Speed Ashes" between the old sporting rivals.