The Fastest Ever Lap Recorded on a Closed Circuit

CART is the name of the game, Gil de Ferran is the man, Fontana is the place, Penske is the warhorse and 240mph+ is the register. » 3/17/15 5:04pm 3/17/15 5:04pm

What's The Least Powerful Car To Break 200 MPH?

Watch The Dodge Charger Hellcat Break 204 MPH

Here's How Much Power A 1991 Dodge Caravan Needs To Go 250 MPH

The answer: 1,648 horsepower. Or only around 800 HP if you just want to crack the double-ton. If you want to hit 190 MPH in a 1986 Mitsubishi Mirage you'd have to boost that little 1.6-liter to 410 HP. On the flip side, it only takes 21.5 HP to get a Vector M12 to hit 70 MPH. Here's how I know.
» 1/02/15 7:25pm 1/02/15 7:25pm

Why Volkswagens Are The Only Cars That Can Drive Faster Than 280 MPH

Some might be able to build cars that are capable of higher speeds than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's 267.856 mph, but we will never know unless Volkswagen occasionally opens the doors to the only place on Earth where they can be pushed that far. » 3/10/14 2:07pm 3/10/14 2:07pm

The Ten Fastest American Cars Ever Made

America: Land of the Free. Well, maybe that should be Land of Speed. Here are ten of our fastest cars, from record-setting streamliners to street-legal customs. » 11/01/13 11:14am 11/01/13 11:14am

What's The Fastest American Car Ever Built?

At 278 mph in the standing mile, the 2,000 horsepower M2K Motorsports Ford GT is one seriously fast American car. Do you know of one faster? » 10/31/13 11:41am 10/31/13 11:41am

Here’s A Subaru BRZ Doing 147 MPH

The Subaru BRZ was built for driving pleasure, not high-speed statistics. It's still interesting to watch one reach a top speed of 147 MPH. But was this run illegal? » 7/10/12 3:00pm 7/10/12 3:00pm

The 2013 Shelby GT500 actually has a top speed of 202 MPH

Say what? Yes, the 2013 Shelby GT500 has reportedly topped out at 202 mph on Italy's Nardò test track. If true, it means the 650-hp hellhorse is as fast as a Lamborghini LP 570-4 Superleggera. That's kind of a big deal. » 11/16/11 12:00pm 11/16/11 12:00pm

Driver Beats 98 MPH Speeding Ticket By Proving Honda Civic Can Only Hit…

An English driver has beaten a 98 MPH speed camera ticket by re-purchasing his Honda Civic and paying a firm to test the vehicle. The Civic's top speed as tested? 85 MPH. » 1/20/09 10:20am 1/20/09 10:20am

Shanghai Maglev Train: Faster Than A Bugatti Veyron

This video, taken on a trip to Shanghai, China, features the 268 MPH Maglev Train with comparisons to the top speeds of the world’s fastest production cars. » 12/14/08 12:45pm 12/14/08 12:45pm

9ff GT9 Hits 254mph, Still Not World's Fastest Car

While 9ff have successfully topped the Bugatti Veyron's top speed of 252mph, they're still 1mph shy of the SSC Ultimate Aero TT's record. That must really sting. The 9ff GT9 will now go on sale, available for the bargain basement price of $854,000.

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Snow Day: SSC Ultimate Aero TT Not As Ugly As We Thought

Here's a picture of the actual Ultimate Aero TT that attempted to break the Veyron's "production car" top speed record but "only" achieved 230mph due to snow and bad roads in Nevada. Which is weird, because if you drive from Los Angeles to Vegas on Interstate 15 – which we may have done once or twice – you notice… » 3/26/07 1:00pm 3/26/07 1:00pm

Hoon of the Day: Needle Pegging on Mepos

According to Wikipedia, Greece's Addiki Odos motorway "was designed under strict safety-related technical specifications, including a hard shoulder in either direction, traffic island, a high quality skid-resistant asphalt pavement, dense lighting and fencing." All of that in the name of safety. Sounds like a… » 8/22/06 12:00pm 8/22/06 12:00pm

No, No Nanny: Top-Speed Limiter Remover for BMWs

They may have taken the Red Rocker reference we were almost bound by Jalopnik charter to make, but the boys at Bavarian Falcon found the item first, so we've got no blogethical right to it. Nonetheless, the device in question is a mod box that wrests top-speed from the BMW control nannies, sending the M5 into the… » 12/28/05 12:30pm 12/28/05 12:30pm