June 11, 2015 | Esther

I love fast cars, but even the best race car drivers have trouble staying on the track at high speeds. So how do you control a rocket-powered supersonic car?

British engineers have created a new tail fin, similar to the feathers of a dart, to keep their Bloodhound car on a straight path.

Lead engineer Richard Noble hopes the vehicle will reach 1610 km/h (1000 mph). I can't wait to see how the tail fin helps Bloodhound perform in South Africa later this year.

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The aluminium fin is made from 139 major parts and 10,000 rivets.

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