Guinness Book of World Records

 
2016 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, Naval Air Station Lemoore

Hennessey Venom GT Spyder sets new open-top speed record

Hennessey Performance decided it needed to do something spectacular to celebrate its 25th anniversary, so it went out and broke the top speed record for an open-top production car in its 1,451-horsepower supercar. On March 25, 2016 the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder posted a top speed of 265.6 mph at... read more

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2014 Subaru BRZ tS

Stunt Driver Sets Guinness Record For Tightest 360-Degree Spin In Subaru BRZ: Video

Stunt driver Alastair Moffatt has set the Guinness World Record for the tightest 360-degree spin in a Subaru BRZ. At 2.25 meters, or 7 feet, 4.6 inches, longer than the... read more January 18, 2016 by


 
Tightest Parallel Park

Brit Sets Two Tightest Parallel Park Records: Video

Alastair Moffatt is better at parking than you. Much better, in fact. He has the certification to prove it. You see, Moffatt is the Guinness World Records holder of the title... read more November 16, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI driven to all 48 contiguous states with just $300 of fuel

Drivers In Golf TDI Set New Guinness Record: 48 States, $300 Of Fuel

Over the course of 16 days last month, auto journalist Wayne Gerdes and co-driver Bob Winger drove a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI to all 48 of the states in the U.S. mainland... read more July 9, 2015 by


 
Burnout World Record at MIR 2015

U.S. Takes Burnout World Record Crown From Australia: Video

In the wake of the Group of Seven's historic pronouncement on fossil fuels, we're proud to bring you some even more groundbreaking news—the United States has taken the... read more June 10, 2015 by


 
World record attempt for tire change

German Tech Team Obliterates Tire Change World Record: Video

Most people can swap out a tire in just a few minutes but a team sponsored by a German auto parts company was able to set a new Guinness World Record by swapping all four... read more June 5, 2015 by


 
Catalin Alexandre Duru on his homemade hoverboard

Man Sets Guinness World Record With Homemade Hoverboard: Video

Move over, Marty McFly. Canadian engineer Catalin Alexandru Duru has set a new world record for the furthest distance traveled on a hoverboard, and unlike McFly’s board... read more May 27, 2015 by


 
Parallel Parking Record

Parallel Parking Record Shaved Down To Just 7.5 Centimeters: Video

Yes, I know you think you're good at parallel parking. You can whip your car into the spot in a matter of seconds, with your wheels placed a clean distance from the curb and... read more January 13, 2015 by


 
2014 Summernats burnout

Australia Continues Hoon Dominance With New Burnout Record: Video

There's Goodwood. There's Le Mans. There's the Indy 500. There are many events that an automotive enthusiast must attend over the course of his or her life. For me... read more January 2, 2015 by


 
Nissan sets record for world’s longest two-car drift

Nissan Sets World Record For Longest Two-Car Drift: Video

A stunt pulled off by Nissan in the Middle East over the weekend has seen the automaker awarded the Guinness World Record for the longest two-car drift. The drift involved a... read more December 17, 2014 by


 
Raminator breaks Guinness World Record for fastest monster truck

Raminator Is Officially The World's Fastest Monster Truck: Video

The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, hosts Formula One and World Endurance Championship events, but recently Chrysler's Ram truck division used it for something a... read more December 16, 2014 by


 
BMW M4 drifts around a MINI Cooper S driving on two wheels

Driver Sets New World Record In A BMW M4: Video

The driver of a BMW M4 coupe has just set a very unusual world record: “the most donuts around a car driving on two wheels in one minute.” The feat appears to... read more November 25, 2014 by


 
Guinness World Record for parallel parking screencap

Stunt Driver Sets New World Record For Tightest Parallel Park: Video

Remember your driving test? Parallel parking probably seemed like the hardest part of getting a license, but there are some that have almost made it a competitive sport. Yes... read more November 24, 2014 by


 
Truck jumping a Lotus Formula One car

Watch A Big Rig Jump A Moving Formula One Car: Video

Like a scene from one of the Fast and the Furious movies, a big rig, with its trailer in tow, has managed to successfully jump a Formula One car, setting a new world record... read more November 23, 2014 by


 
Mike Newman sets new blind land speed record in a Litchfield Nissan GT-R

Blind Man Sets Land Speed Record In 1,000-HP Nissan GTR: Video

A man from Manchester in the U.K. appears to have set a new land speed record for blind people. 52-year old Mike Newman achieved an average of 200.9 miles per hour over two... read more August 14, 2014 by


 
Honda Mean Mower

Honda's Mean Mower Is Officially The World's Fastest Lawnmower At 116 MPH: Video

The Guinness Book of World Records holds some odd bits of human achievement. World's longest toenails. World's tallest mohawk. World's farthest milk-squirting distance (from... read more April 2, 2014 by


 
 

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