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Thrust SSC world land-speed record run

Learn what it takes for a car to break the sound barrier

In 1997, the Thrust SSC team landed a world record when its car set the world land-speed record of 763 mph. But, taking a car like the Thrust SSC to speeds above 700 mph isn't a simple as holding the steering wheel straight and mashing the throttle. No, there's finesse and precision involved to... read more

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Felix Baumgartner jumps from 128,100 feet

Felix Baumgartner Breaks The Sound Barrier, Sans Vehicle: Video

It takes a special kind of crazy to think that piloting a giant balloon to a height of 128,100 feet, opening the door of your capsule and jumping into space sounds like a... read more October 15, 2012 by


 
Gathering of 964 Ferraris at Silverstone in the UK have set a new world record

Close To 1,000 Ferraris Smash World Record At Silverstone: Video

A gathering of 964 Ferraris at the Silverstone race track in the UK have set a new world record for the largest single gathering of Prancing Horses, smashing the previous... read more September 17, 2012 by


 
Record gathering of 60 Ferrari F40s attend 2012 Silverstone Classic

Gathering Of Ferrari F40s Smashes World Record At Silverstone

It’s hard to believe that the Ferrari F40 supercar is now 25 years old, and celebrating the occasion was a record gathering of the supercars at the Silverstone race... read more July 24, 2012 by


 
Top Gear Live's 'Deadly 720' stunt

Top Gear Live To Attempt Back-To-Back Loop-The-Loops

If you simply can’t get enough of Top Gear, and happen to live in Europe, Russia, South Africa, Hong Kong or Australia, Top Gear Live gives fans a chance to see some of... read more June 12, 2012 by


 
Making fresh donuts at Infineon Raceway.

Simultaneous Donut World Record Shattered: Video

Under the heading of “things you can do with your car,” there are probably world records for just about any feat you can think of. There’s a world record... read more March 26, 2012 by


 
Logo courtesy North American Eagle

Valerie Thompson To Drive North American Eagle Land-Speed Car

The North American Eagle land-speed record challenge team has been looking for the right driver of its car to take over from project manager Ed Shadle. The converted F-104... read more March 13, 2012 by


 
Mercedes McLaren L4P SLR777

World's Fastest Mercedes Gets Even Faster: Video

If you're willing to forgive the fact that the Mercedes SLR McLaren at the heart of this story is tuned far beyond any stock Mercedes, the world now has a new Mercedes speed... read more January 12, 2012 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


 
Irv Gordon's 2.9 million mile Volvo P1800

3 Million Miles By 2013? Volvo P1800 Still Breaking Records

Modern cars can do over 100,000 miles without pausing for breath. If you really pile on the miles, you might have 200,000 or even 300,000 miles on the clock. If the car Gods... read more June 16, 2011 by


 
Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville record car

Heard The One About The... 200mph, 600bhp Bonneville Skoda?

Whilst Skodas have never been sold in the United States, gearheads probably know a little about the Czech Republic-based subsiduary of the Volkswagen Audi Group and some of... read more June 9, 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


 
26 people squeeze into MINI Cooper

Video: 26 People Squeeze Into MINI Cooper To Set New World Record

If you thought 19 teenage girls squeezing into a Smart ForTwo was impressive, wait until you watch this video of 26 girls hopping inside a MINI Cooper. The previous record... read more January 27, 2011 by


 
Walter De'Silva's Secret 1999 Bugatti Concept

Next Bugatti Veyron To Hit 270 mph?

If you love speed, you probably love the Bugatti Veyron. Sure, it's been eclipsed by the SSC Ultimate Aero TT and its own Super Sport variant as the world's fastest... read more January 12, 2011 by


 
19 teenage girls squeeze into Smart Fortwo

Video: 19 Teenage Girls Set World Record By Squeezing Into Smart Fortwo

If you’ve ever complained about having to ride around in a cramped car, spare a thought for the 19 teenage girls in this video who squeezed into one of the... read more December 19, 2010 by


 
 

 
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