Why Koenigsegg Couldn't Set The Record They Deserved To Set

Koenigsegg went to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps to set a new lap record for production cars with the One:1 last week. They managed to do that, ending practice Wednesday with a time of 2:32.14. It’s not the record they wanted to set or the one they deserve to set. I was there. The world, it seems, is against Koenigsegg. »7/20/15 3:45pm7/20/15 3:45pm

Watch A 4-Time Rally World Champion Set A Speed Record With A Tractor

Above, you'll seen an old man drifting a tractor in the forest, and pretty much everything you need to know about Finland. Below is the story of how this same old man – four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen – set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest speed ever recorded for tractors. »4/07/15 7:30pm4/07/15 7:30pm

When The Land Speed Record Was Set, A Town Thought It Had An Earthquake

Way back in 1997 the first supersonic car ever built smashed the world land speed record. The Thrust SSC was silent in its menacing and deliberate approach, until it finally passed you with a wallop of a double BANG as it crushed and broke through the sound barrier. This is the inside story of that run. »12/09/14 4:20pm12/09/14 4:20pm

Hennessey Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition: God Bless American Speed

The Texas-built Hennessey Venom GT is now the fastest car in the world, having hit 270.49 mph on the same runway where the Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate this victory for glorious American speed, Hennessey has released a very lovely special edition of their record-shattering machine. »3/25/14 1:14pm3/25/14 1:14pm

This Porsche Was The Last Sports Car To Set A Speedway Record

When the Ford Ecoboost DP set a speed record on its namesake track last week, it received criticism for being a pure record attempt rather than qualifying like Bill Elliot. But before their run, Porsche did it nearly four decades ago, smashing the existing oval speed record with their most insane car ever. »10/15/13 11:52am10/15/13 11:52am

SSC Humblebrags About Getting The World's Fastest Title Back From Bugatti

It was a rough weekend for Bugatti as the Guinness World Records folks announced that the Veyron Super Sport is no longer the world's fastest production car after they discovered it used a deactivated speed limiter not present on the cars sold to the public. The record reverted to the SSC Ultimate Aero, and so SSC… »4/10/13 3:16pm4/10/13 3:16pm