No, this isn’t about a dude getting pulled by a plane. This world record is much cooler. And the guy who set it has the best attitude imaginable.
This weekend, after much doubt as to whether his latest creation was real or not, jet ski champion Franky Zapata set a new Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight. I was there when it happened, and I’m here to tell you that this thing is real, and it’s spooky how it just hangs there, mid-air, until…
What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone with the top down? Whatever that is, Texas-born and Texas-proud Hennessey Performance just topped that by a long shot. For the tuner company’s 25th anniversary, they just set a new world record for fastest convertible sports car by running 265.6 mph at Naval Air Station Lemoore in…
Asha Rani is known as “The Iron Queen” because of the amazing feats of strength she’s attempted using her teeth, ears, and eye sockets. Four Guinness records wasn’t enough to slake her thirst for outlandish showmanship.
Yes, a Guinness World Record for the “fastest motorcycle wheelie on ice” exists. It stands a little over 128 mph, to be exact. And now Cecil “Bubba” Myers is putting screws into the tires on his Kawasaki H2 to try and beat it.
Driving a car at 250 mph looks terrifying. It looks like hyperspace. It looks like death blurring your vision. Things look different from the passenger seat, a view that we may have never had before.
The previous world record for reverse parallel parking has been shattered. Before this week, the record stood at a combined 35 centimeters between the car and the vehicles front and behind, a yawning chasm large enough to sail the entire Nimitz-class aircraft carrier fleet, ten cruise ships, and, of course, YO MOMMA…
Jagathish M is a tuk tuk driver from Chennai, India, who has an interesting hobby: pulling off sweet stunts with his work vehicle. He specializes in side-wheel driving – where the Tuk Tuk goes on two wheels instead of three – and just set a ridiculous 1.37-mile record for side-wheeling.
Did you know that the world record for riding a snowmobile on something that isn’t snow, but is rather melted snow (water), is an actual thing??? Well, it is a thing, and Norway’s own Morten Blien just rode his ‘mobile on water for damn near four hours. Here’s video of the entire thing, in case you didn’t think it was…
A group of humans put one of its humans in a crazy, covered bike. That human broke a world speed record for a human-powered vehicle. Aaaand now I feel even more like a motionless fat-accumulating sloth.
Two minutes and 10 seconds, to be specific, shattering the old record by a wide margin. It’s amazing what you can do with a Nissan Juke RS Nismo if your name is Terry Grant.
Are you wondering who holds the world record for doing donuts around a car that is driving on two wheels? Of course you are. Well, it belongs to these guys in China. Why is this a record?
Lotus F1 is known for doing stunts, but this might be the nuttiest: they jumped a truck over one of their F1 cars.
You don't hear a lot about Honda's now-kaput single-seater program anymore, but they did build the fastest outright F1 car ever made.
Golf carts can be a hell of a lot of fun, mostly because there's basically zero safety equipment whatsoever. But when they run the quarter mile this quickly, it looks downright scary. It just sped through at 118 MPH, finishing in 12.24 seconds. Which is faster than a 2014 Mercedes CL65 AMG.
German drifter Harald Müller just set a new Guinness record in Turkey after driving a Toyota GT86 sideways for 2 hours and 25 minutes.
Records are meant to be broken. And whether that record is eating pizza or putting 28 gymnasts in a Mini Cooper, all are equally important and impressive. These are the 10 wildest automotive world records.
Hey! Hey you! You said you wanted to spend $52 million on something, right? Instead of buying those 1,700 Miatas you wanted, just buy the world's most expensive car, a Ferrari GTO! That's a sound decision.
There is a very elite group of cars that get to 62 mph from standing in less than three seconds. There is one car that can get to 62 in 2.13 seconds. It's not a Bugatti Veyron, either. It's an electric car built by a team of Dutch students. Incredible.