Guinness Book of World Records

  • Jessi Combs

    There's a new record for the highest speed achieved on land by a woman for the first time in more than 40 years.

  • JCB Fastrac 8000, world's fastest tractor
    The world's fastest tractor hits 135 mph, sets Guinness World Record

    The 135-mph tractor unseated a world record held by Top Gear and set in 2018.

  • Honda Mean Mower Mk2 0-100 mph world record
    Honda Mean Mower Mk2 hits sets new 0-100 mph world record

    This is the world's fastest gardening tool. The Honda Mean Mower Mk2 officially set a new 0-100 mph world record in Germany, with video evidence published to YouTube on Monday. Honda revealed its second-generation Mean Mower in March 2018 and said it was ready to have another crack at the world...

  • Land Rover sets world record with Range Rover Sport SVR on two wheels
    Land Rover sets world record for fastest mile in a car on 2 wheels

    Those who attended the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed last week caught numerous firsts and debuts The list included the first self-driving car to tackle the hill climb, the new Toyota Supra on its dynamic debut, and Land Rover with a world record stunt. The British brand set a world record for the...

  • Tesla sets world record towing Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
    Tesla Model X sets world record towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

    Tesla has set a new Guinness World Record. One of the automaker's Model X crossover SUVs towed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for 987 feet to become the heaviest tow by a production passenger electric vehicle. The attempt took place in Melbourne, Australia with help from the country's national carrier...

  • "Top Gear" and The Stig break Guinness World Record for fastest tractor
    Fast farming: The Stig set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor

    Honda engineers aren't the only group fixated on making various lawn care machines fast. The crew at BBC's "Top Gear" strapped The Stig into its modified tractor, appropriately called the track-tor, and happened to set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor in the world. The BBC made the...

  • Bloodhound SSC conducts first public test - October 26, 2017

    It was in 2008 that the team behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) announced the goal to not only tackle the current land speed record of 763.035 mph but to reach the staggeringly high mark of 1,000 mph. On Thursday, team Bloodhound took a major step toward reaching the goal. Bloodhound's 44.3-foot streamliner, with current record holder Andy Green behind the wheel, went from a standstill to 210 mph in just 8.0 seconds. The run, which took place on a 1.7-mile long runway in the United Kingdom, was the team’s first public test ahead of the eventual record attempt tentatively...

  • Colin Furze builds the world's fastest bumper car
    The world's fastest bumper car can hit 100 mph

    Bumper cars are designed to move about slowly. You need them to be engineered this way otherwise a bumper car ride would end with plenty of whiplash, tears, and probably some lawsuits. So a bumper car ambles about with just enough speed so that you and some friends can gang up on another friend and...

  • Zenises Z Tire recognized as world’s most expensive by Guinness World Records
    Tire laced with gold and diamonds is world’s most expensive at $600,000 a set

    A company based in the United Kingdom has unveiled the world’s most expensive car tire. A set of the special tires, which are based on the Z Tire performance rubber from Zenesis, will set you back a staggering $600,000. ALSO SEE: Koenigsegg Designs The World's Most Expensive Car Key: Video To...

  • 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...

  • 2016 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
    1,451-horsepower Hennessey Venom GT sets world record--update

    Update: Hennessey has revealed that its 2016 Venom GT Spyder has set a new land speed record for open-top production cars. Full details here. Hennessey’s Venom GT has entered the record books, although the company remains quiet on what record the 1,451-horsepower supercar has actually...

  • Modified Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks drifting record
    Nissan sets drifting record with GT-R Nismo--update

    Update: This post has been updated with a new video. Nissan has drifted its way into the record books—the Guinness ones—by drifting a GT-R Nismo at a staggering 189.49 mph. Not only did the custom GT-R nearly hit 190 mph, it did so at a 30 degree angle. MUST SEE: R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R...

  • Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car - Image via H.R. Owen

    The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is the world’s fastest convertible. It’s top speed with the roof open is a governed 233 mph. However, a handful of the cars, eight to be exact, can be driven at speeds of up to 254.04 mph with the roof open. These are known as the World Record Cars, as their 254.04-mph top speed was verified by Germany’s TÜV organization for vehicle inspection and certification. Now, one of the eight cars is up for sale. The car is available through London dealership H.R. Owen and has a listed price of £1,795,000 (approximately $2,563,700)...

  • 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 13.9-foot BRZ, the new record beats the old record by 9.84 inches. The attempt took place over the weekend at the Autosport...

  • 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 "Tightest Parallel Parker." Now he's added a new title with the addition of "Tightest Reverse Parallel Parker." Yes, he is...

  • 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. Along the way, the pair traveled 8,233.3 miles, and averaged an amazing 81.17 mpg. ALSO SEE: Two Corvette Z06s Wrecked After...

  • 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 Burnout World Record from Australia. MUST SEE: 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Demos Exhaust Settings: Video That record was...

  • 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 tires in less than a minute. The previous record for a full tire change using hand tools was 1 minute 23 seconds, and the German...

  • Catalin Alexandre Duru on his homemade hoverboard

    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 in Back to the Future Part II, Duru’s actually works on water. He set the new record during a stunt that took place last week on Quebec’s Lake Ouareau. MUST WATCH: Volvo Safety Demonstration Goes Horribly Wrong: Video According to Guinness World Records, Duru managed to travel a distance of 905 feet and 2 inches, smashing the previous record of 164 feet. He reached a height of about 15 feet during the stunt...

  • 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 plenty of room between the other cars and your fore and aft bumpers. Let me tell you something though, you've got nothing on...

  • 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 personally, one of those events is the Australian Summer Nationals, aka the Summernats. It's a four-day festival honoring...

  • 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 pair of Nissan Zs—a 350Z and a 370Z—going sideways around a wet track in close proximity. ALSO SEE: Raminator Is...

  • Raminator breaks Guinness World Record for fastest monster truck
    Raminator Is Officially The World's Fastest Monster Truck: Video

    Raminator breaks the Guinness World Record for fastest monster truck.

  • 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 have taken place at the same event in China where another driver set a new world record for the tightest parallel park. MUST...

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