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 1:14pm 3/25/14 1:14pm

The Hennessey Venom GT Is The Fastest Car In The World At 270.49 MPH

The Hennessey Venom GT hit 270.49mph at the Kennedy Space Center on February 14th, thus becoming the fastest production car in the world by beating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's previous record of 269.86 mph. » 2/24/14 7:40am 2/24/14 7:40am

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 11:52am 10/15/13 11:52am

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

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 took … » 4/10/13 3:16pm 4/10/13 3:16pm

Watch An Unmodified Nissan GT-R Hit 183 MPH On Ice

Lake Baikal is not only the deepest and largest volume fresh water lake in the world, but also happens to be frozen from January to late May. That creates a great opportunity for some high speed ice driving, which translates to 183 mph in a 540 horsepower stock Nissan GT-R. » 4/05/13 9:38am 4/05/13 9:38am

Is it a plane? Is it a train? No, it's a prop-driven V12 locomotive!

Time again for outrageous pre-war German vehicle designs. You’ve already seen the Nazi rocket plane built to nuke New York from orbit. The propeller-driven aluminum train Schienenzeppelin is miles tamer but every bit as magnificent. And unlike the Amerika Bomber, it really ran—at 140 mph in 1931! » 3/21/11 9:30am 3/21/11 9:30am