Every single time you do a drift in Mario Kart, you charge up a speed boost that unleashes when you exit the drift. But there’s a lot more happening under the hood when it comes to this speed boost: how fast it charges, how long it lasts, and whether or not it’s actually going to shave any seconds off your final time.…
The current world record for the Atari 2600 racing game Dragster is 5.51 seconds. Thirty-five years after it was set, nobody has beaten or even tied it on official leaderboards. One speedrunner who has examined the game’s inner workings believes that world record to be impossible, but the game’s creator thinks it’s…
Tesla’s new Ludicrous+ mode is being attributed to a goddamn crazy fast quarter-mile run of 10.726 seconds, a new world record that lasted briefly, before another Model S P100D managed to shatter that time as well.
If you’re not familiar with the Nürburgring, it often doesn’t resemble rush-hour traffic in Texas. That made the sight of a bunch of Ram trucks understandably strange, but apparently these folks attempted a world record for “largest parade of pickup trucks.” Huh. What a way to spend a Saturday.
What do you do when you’ve got a lot of state pride and a lot of race track? You drive around that race track waving the glory of the red, white and blue—the Lone Star one, of course. Everything is bigger in Texas, y’all.
Unlike local race tracks, major oval venues such as Texas Motor Speedway often don’t have race cars making circles every weekend of the year. To keep busy, they host concerts, run races on smaller ovals within the track and, um... break strange world records.
When it comes time to try and set a world record on something called the “Wall of Death,” there’s only one person to call: crazy-feat performing and crazy-fast talking Guy Martin. Yesterday, Martin did just that.
Gulfstream's new ultra long-range G650ER set a record while flying around the world in one stop in an ass-numbing flight from New York to China and finally Savannah, Georgia.
1,158 players. 5,089 vehicles destroyed. 53,729 kills. Big numbers, is what I'm saying.
Bill Harrelson is no stranger to spending alone time in a small plane. He's the current record-holder for distance flown during a flight, having flown from Guam to Jacksonville, Florida, at a distance of 7,051 nm, in 38 hours, 29 minutes in 2013. Now he's trying to fly from pole-to-pole in record time.
Yes, there is a Guinness World Record for "the tightest parallel park." And Han Yue beat it this week; sticking a Mini Cooper between two other cars with not more than 3.15" to spare. Also, he did it in one motion.
For anyone who's ever stared at a toy Tonka truck and a nitro R/C car, just wishing there was some way the two could be combined into one smoke-billowing whip-cracking maniacal machine... your fantasies have been realized in life-size as the JCB GT; "the world's fastest backhoe."
Traffic is bad enough when there are cars all around you. It's worse when they're on top of you and you're floating in a void. Also in today's Highlight Reel, a new Mario Bros world record, Destiny meets Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and more!
Matt Guthmiller's Twitter profile reads like an impressive résumé. "Entrepreneur. Software Engineer. Pilot. MIT... Youngest person to fly solo around the world." Matt earned that title last week, upon safely landing his Beehcraft A36 Bonanza in San Diego — with nowhere near the fanfare he deserved.
This is 52-year-old Mike Newman driving a Porsche at an average of 186 miles an hour. Why is this a new land speed record? Newman is blind.
Last year's Watercross European Champion Antti Holmberg set a new world record by driving a snowmobile on water for about 3 hours at an average of 37 mph. Welcome to Finland.
Step one: get rich. Step two: get a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera. Step three: give it to Underground Racing for some boost. Step four: 265 mph after just one mile.
Everyone has been hearing that the Hennessey Venom GT would be the fastest production car in the world before one was even built... perhaps to the point of annoyance. But with 1,244 horsepower to carry just 2,743 pounds, there was little reason to doubt that the car would be very, very fast.