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Drayson Racing  B12 69/EV electric Le Mans prototype

Chris Harris Drives The Drayson Racing Electric Le Mans Prototype: Video

From the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta to the Porsche 911 GT3, Chris Harris has driven some very impressive cars. Yet he didn't seem prepared for the Drayson Racing B12 69/EV. The B12 69/EV is an electric car based on a Lola Le Mans prototype chassis. It's the brainchild of former British science minister... read more

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Aussie Invader 5R

Australian Team Seeks Land Speed Record With Aussie Invader 5R

The current land speed record stands at 763 mph, which was set back in 1997 by Brit Andy Green driving the jet-powered ThrustSSC. However, there’s a new race on to see... read more October 19, 2012 by 


 
The Bloodhound SSC's rocket engine, undergoing its first test firing

The Bloodhound SSC Tests Its Rocket Engine: Video

In about a year’s time, pilot Andy Green will strap himself into the driver’s seat of the Bloodhound SSC, parked on the flat and straight Hakskeen Pan in South... read more October 3, 2012 by 


 
The engine from NASA's X-15 rocket plane will provide the thrust for the Sonic Wind. Image: NASA

California Man Hopes To Break The 2,000 MPH Barrier - In A Car

Salvador Dali was rumored to have once said, “The only difference between myself and a madman is than I am not mad.” The same statement would likely apply to... read more January 3, 2012 by 


 
Joint Venture 4,500-horsepower Bonneville Freightliner

World Record Truck: 4,500-HP, 200-Plus MPH Freightliner

With the huge loads and huge distances that big rigs have to cope with, the big power and torque numbers they make from massive diesel engines can be a bit of a shock to... read more November 14, 2011 by 


 
Danny Thompson's Challenger 2.5 - illustration courtesy Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels

Danny Thompson Seeking 420-MPH Wheel-Driven Speed Record

Danny Thompson has talked for years about breaking the wheel-driven land speed record, a mark his late father Mickey Thompson worked toward more than 50 years ago. "My dad... read more November 10, 2011 by 


 
Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

Craig Breedlove To Celebrate 50th Anniversary With 800-MPH Speed Record Attempt

Lately, all of the absolute land speed record talk that we've been reading about is in relation to the Bloodhound SSC (pictured), a beast of a jet/rocket-engined streamliner... read more November 3, 2011 by 


 
Bill Warner, just before setting the 311.95 mph record. Image: Rebecca Hirst

Land-Speed-Record Motorcyclist Bill Warner Survives 238-MPH Crash

If you’ve ever crashed a motorcycle at speed, you know how sudden and violent it is. One minute you’re enjoying the ride, or focusing on catching the rider in... read more November 1, 2011 by 


 
Coffee Car

Coffee-Burning Car Gives You A 77.5 MPH World Record Boost

You might have heard of Cars and Coffee before but almost certainly not in this way... Rather than car park full of shiny supercars and classic metal, this combination of a... read more September 27, 2011 by 


 
Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

Bloodhound Land Speed Car Gets First Record (In Scale Speed)

If you've been following the race for the Land Speed Record you'll be familiar with Bloodhound SSC. The U.K-based team headed by Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green hopes to... read more June 2, 2011 by 


 
1,000-MPH Bloodhound SSC show car unveiled

1,000-MPH Bloodhound SSC Show Car Unveiled

This spring we brought you news of the Bloodhound SSC land speed record-seeking jet car as it made aerodynamic breakthroughs in computer simulation on its quest for 1,000... read more July 19, 2010 by 


 
Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

Bloodhound SSC Team Makes Aerodynamic Breakthrough On Road To 1,000 MPH

The quest for the ultimate land speed record has driven some of the most daring, borderline insane crews and drivers to the limit over the past century, and the team behind... read more March 17, 2010 by 


 
Aussie Invader 5R rendering

Aussie Team Chasing World Land Speed Record

The current world land speed record was set by Andy Green back in 1997 and sits at 736 mph, which the British fighter pilot achieved behind the wheel of a turbofan-powered... read more December 1, 2009 by 


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

Blind Man Posts 200 MPH Record In A Mercedes SL 65 Black Series

South Africa’s Hein Wagner has posted a new land speed record of 200 mph in a Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. Why the record headline? Because Wagner is... read more October 7, 2009 by 


 
Bloodhound SSC rocket car

Bloodhound SSC May Break Land Speed Record In Australia

Late last year we saw Britain’s Bloodhound Project announce plans to smash their current land speed record of 763mph (1,227km/h) with their new SSC speedster, which... read more January 27, 2009 by 


 
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