What is the Fastest Car in the World?

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What is the Fastest Car in the World?
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Everyone loves a good superlative. Whether something’s the biggest, tallest, longest or strongest, words ending in “-est” connote superiority and inspire awe. Of course in the world of automobiles it seems like everyone wants to be the “fastest.” Continue Reading...

Horde of Nissan Leafs Help Break EV World Record

Horde of Nissan Leafs Help Break EV World Record
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A horde of electric vehicles descended on Norway’s capital of Oslo to set a new world record. The Scandinavian city’s streets played host to some 260 EVs, half of which were Nissan Leafs and all of which helped break the previous record. Continue Reading...

Watch the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster Catch a Golf Ball

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Utterly pointless yet indisputably awesome, F1 racer David Coulthard and pro golfer Jake Shepherd set a new world record last month by catching a 178 mph golf ball in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster racing down a track. Continue Reading...

MINI Sets World Record for Tightest Parallel Parking – Video

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Put your Asian driving stereotypes aside as Chinese driver Han Yue has set a new record for the tightest parallel parking job in a MINI at the Beijing launch of the special edition Chinese Job MINI. Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster Catches 178 MPH Golf Ball

Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster Catches 178 MPH Golf Ball
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Some entries in the Guinness Book of World Records are stupid. In fact most of them are. They encourage people to do things like grow their fingernails to almost three feet long. The record in this story is stupid too, but at least its really cool. Continue Reading...

Mads Østberg Goes Mad: Sets New World Snow Jump Record

Mads Østberg Goes Mad: Sets New World Snow Jump Record
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Norwegian WRC racing driver Mads Østberg has enjoyed a bit of success in his World Rally Championship career but as it is with all athletes, practice makes perfect so a little snowy stunt driving is practically training. Record-breaking is just a bonus. Setting a new bar for himself, and the world, Østberg completed a world… Continue Reading...

Chinese Team Sets World Record Loop-the-Loop – Video

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Chinese Team Sets World Record Loop-the-Loop – Video
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Three years ago, British motoring show Fifth Gear organized a daring loop-the-loop stunt special that presenter Tom Ford described as, “the biggest and bestest thing Fifth Gear has ever done.” In preparation of the stunt, Fifth gear and a team that included a Cambridge physicist laid the plans for a massive 40-foot loop in a Suffolk… Continue Reading...

2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Sets New Record On World’s Longest Highway

2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Sets New Record On World’s Longest Highway
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On July 13, Rainer Zietlow and his team set a new world record for driving the length of the Pan-American Highway covering nearly 16,000 miles  through 14 countries in a 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Clean Diesel SUV. The team set off on this journey to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the legendary Pan-American Highway. The team began… Continue Reading...

Nokian Tires Set New Ice Speed Record: Audi Bests Bentley

Nokian Tires Set New Ice Speed Record: Audi Bests Bentley
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A few weeks ago, Bentley announced that it had set a world speed record on ice in their Continental Supersports. The modified convertible hit 205.48 mph on a Finnish lakebed, which is no trifling speed. Now, obscure tire manufacturer Nokian has announced that they have bested that record by one mph, with their own special… Continue Reading...

Bentley Supersports Shatters World Speed Record on Ice

Bentley Supersports Shatters World Speed Record on Ice
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In Finland, rally champion Juha Kankkunen has cracked the 200-mph barrier on ice in a Bentley Supersports, setting a new world speed record on ice. Atop the frozen Baltic Sea at temperatures of minus 30 degrees, he drove the AWD, W12-engined, biofuel-powered Bentley Continental Supersports convertible to a record 205.48 mph, which bested his own… Continue Reading...

Chinese Man Sets Guinness World Record by Driving Across 1,798 Beer Bottles

Chinese Man Sets Guinness World Record by Driving Across 1,798 Beer Bottles
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Go ahead and raise your hand if you’ve made a ridiculous bet while out drinking with a few of your friends. Admit it, we all have and most of the time we never follow through and just hope everyone else forgot about the night before. But not Li Guiwen. This army driver from Beijing stuck… Continue Reading...

Performance Power Racing 1,400-hp Ford GT Sets 252.97 MPH Standing Mile World Record

Performance Power Racing 1,400-hp Ford GT Sets 252.97 MPH Standing Mile World Record
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The 2003-2006 Ford GT is one of America’s proudest super cars. Its sleek, low profile design gives it a sense of being exotic while there’s no mistaking the American muscle that powers it. From the factory it came equipped with a 5.4L V8 with a Lysholm twin screw-type supercharger producing 550-hp and 500 ft-lbs of… Continue Reading...

Fastest Sedan in the World

Fastest Sedan in the World
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BMW Tuner G-Power has just announced that during recent testing at the Papenburg test track in Germany, its 750hp twin-supercharged HURRICANE RS M5 set a new WORLD RECORD for the fastest sedan. With a stop speed of 367.5 km/h (228.4 mph) the Hurricane eclipsed the Mercedes CLS-based Brabus Rocket, which set a speed of 365.7… Continue Reading...
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