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  • JCB Fastrac 8000, world's fastest tractor

    A British company has built a 103.6-mph tractor.

  • Electric Audi RS 3 hits 130 mph in reverse for a new world record
    1,200-hp electric Audi RS 3 hits 130 mph in reverse for new world record

    An all-electric Audi RS 3 has set a new world record, though unofficially. Driven by Daniel Abt, the modified sedan hit 130 mph...in reverse. Abt posted video of the attempt to YouTube on Tuesday. Daniel Abt is part of the Audi Sport Abt Formula E team. The car was an Audi RS 4 modified by the...

  • Honda Civic Type R sets new lap record at Spa
    Honda Civic Type R sets FWD track record at Spa

    Honda has a hot hit on its hands with the Civic Type R. This is one fast front driver, and it's fully capable of putting all 306 of its horsepower to good use. Case in point: Honda just set a new front-wheel-drive production car record at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. With Super GT driver...

  • Shell Airflow Starship fuel economy record truck
    Shell Airflow Starship semi could set fuel-economy record

    While the auto industry has placed an emphasis on alternative fuels, electric cars, and other propulsion methods, the trucking industry is poised for an efficiency revolution of its own. Nowhere could that be more clear than in the Shell Airflow Starship semi truck. The semi truck and its driver...

  • 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...

  • Danish TC-X electric drag car
    Full-bodied electric car dispatches the 1/8 mile in 4.89 seconds

    It's not a world-record holder yet, but this full-bodied electric car built in Denmark is pretty darn close to becoming one. Recently. the 2,200-horsepower electric drag car clocked a 4.89-second eighth-mile time. For those keeping score at home, that's just over a tenth of a second off the current...

  • Lee Munro at Bonneville Salt Flats

    In 1967, New Zealand native Burt Munro set out to capture the land-speed record on a modified 1920 Indian motorcycle. He accomplished that with a top speed of 184.087 mph, which has since been recognized by Indian. Now, 50 years later, Munro's spirit lives on through his great-grandnephew, Lee Munro. Lee Munro helped commemorate and organize the "Spirit of Munro" 50th anniversary run at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah this year. While Burt Munro set the land speed record with a 1000cc motorcycle, Lee Munro's motorcycle used at the Bonneville Salt Flats displaced 1350cc, and he said the runs...

  • Hennessey Venom GT breaks world speed record
    Hennessey’s Emotional Journey To Break The World Speed Record With The Venom GT: Video

    The Venom GT is Hennessey’s completely over the top hypercar take on the Lotus Elise’s platform. Extensive customization, monstrous horsepower, and more than a small dose of engineering ingenuity went into its creation, but that was just the beginning. Next, it had to set a world...

  • 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 good idea, but Felix Baumgartner is that kind of crazy. On Sunday, the Austrian skydiver and helicopter pilot broke several...

  • 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 record of 490 cars set in 2008 at Japan’s Fuji Speedway Circuit. Though not quite the 1,000 cars organizers were hoping...

  • 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 track in the UK. Just as they did for the F40’s 20th birthday back in 2007, F40 owners from all over the globe descended...

  • 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 the shows staples (like the “Cool Wall” and exotic supercars) up close and personal. Top Gear Live also brings...

  • Making fresh donuts at Infineon Raceway.

    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 for driving a loop-the-loop, a record for parallel parking and even one for how many passengers you can stuff into a MINI. As our own Car Newser reports, there’s even a record for how many simultaneous donuts can be spun by a group of gathered cars. As you can see from this video, even in a venue as large as the parking lot of California’s Infineon Raceway, there isn’t a lot of margin for error. In fact...

  • Mercedes McLaren L4P SLR777
    World's Fastest Mercedes Gets Even Faster: Video

    It may have taken four tuning companies, but the world's quickest Mercedes is here.

  • Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car
    Craig Breedlove To Celebrate 50th Anniversary With 800-MPH Speed Record Attempt

    Craig Breedlove set a world speed record back in 1963 and plans to return to Bonneville in 2013 to attempt another. Only this time from afar.

  • 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 are really shining on you, you might have managed more than half a million. Prepare to feel insignificant. Irv Gordon from...

  • 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 the great cars the company has produced since becoming part of the VAG empire. As such, the brand has shaken off the...

  • 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 smash the previous record, set by Green himself, by achieving over 1,000 miles per hour. A car with the Bloodhound name has...

  • 26 people squeeze into MINI Cooper

    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 stood at 25 people but this latest group of dancers from the Pilobolus dance company, all 26 of them, managed to squeeze into the iconic British hatchback and stay there with all the doors and windows shut. To break the official Guinness World Record for the most people that can fit inside a new-generation MINI Cooper, all the dancers had to be at least 5.0 feet tall and had to stay inside the vehicle for a total of 5.0...

  • 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 production car, but the original 253-mph Veyron is still no slouch. The next Veyron will be even faster. How much faster? About 17 mph...

  • 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 world’s smallest cars, the two-seater Smart Fortwo. The Pakistani girls set a new world record for the ‘Most people crammed...

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