Guinness Book of World Records

  • Honda Mean Mower Mk2 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 record, which it set in 2014 with the first-generation Mean Mower. How mean are we talking for a lawnmower? It has 192 horsepower, which is more power than a Honda Civic Sport. Or a Fiat 124 Spider Abarth. Making the power is a CBR1000RR Fireblade's motorcycle engine, which displaces 1.0 liters and...

  • 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
    Bloodhound SSC hits 210 mph in 8 seconds in first public test

    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...

  • 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

    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 justify the price, Zenesis has added diamonds and gold leaf to the surface and boasts that some of the folks that helped decorate official buildings in Abu Dhabi were involved in the project. And since someone has actually bought a set, officials at Guinness have recognized Zenesis in its record...

  • 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
    254-MPH Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car Up For Sale

    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...

  • 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

    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 better than you at parking in two directions. ALSO SEE: Huayra, LaFerrari, P1, Veyron & 918 Spyder Do Battle In 'Hyper 5' Track Shootout: Video It was recently Guinness World Records Day in the United Kingdom, which is a thing you now know exists. On this day, Moffatt took to a parking lot at the...

  • 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
    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 in Back to the Future Part II, Duru’s actually works on water. He set the new record during a stunt that took place...

  • 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

    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 high-horsepower machines that are devoted to delightful displays of hoonage. One of the defining moments of every Summernats is the burnout battle. In 2013, the Summernats set a world record by having 69 cars destroy tires at the same time. ALSO SEE: First 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Engine Destroyed With Just 891...

  • 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...

  • Guinness World Record for parallel parking screencap
    Stunt Driver Sets New World Record For Tightest Parallel Park: Video

    Han Yue reclaims the Guinness World Record for tightest parallel park.

  • 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 in the process. MUST SEE: Jay Leno Gives Wounded Veteran A 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: Video The stunt was set up by...

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