Who needs gas to go fast?
How Fast? 218 MPH
Their claim to be the fastest bike in the world might be challenged by that Kawasaki death wish machine but 218 MPH is still incredibly impressive.
Suggested By: Spacegrass, Photo Credit: Lightning Motorcycles
How Fast? 270 MPH
This insane motorcycle was built by a husband and wife in their garage and set a record 270.244 mph at Bonneville.
How Fast? 280 MPH, 5.1 sec 1/4 Mile
Even though it's an alcohol, you can't drink methanol. You can, however, put it in a dragster for serious speed. It was also used in Indycars from the mid '60s all the way to the late '90s
How Fast? 303 MPH
Fuel: Hydrogen Fuel Cell
You want to feel like you've wasted your time at college? Read up on this vehicle that was designed by students at Ohio State that hit 303 at Bonneville.
Suggested By: manifold engines, Photo Credit: Buckeye Bullet
How Fast? 310 MPH
Fuel: Electromagnetic Suspension
These amazing trains use electromagnetic fields on the tracks and guide walls to propel the trains to a regular operating speed of 267 MPH and a top speed of 310 MPH. So cool.
Suggested By: AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs, Photo Credit: Getty Images
How Fast? 357 MPH
These French trains typically travel at a slower operating speed than the Chinese Maglev, but a modified TGV set the world record. And I thought the L train was fast when it went under the East River...
How Fast? 386 MPH, 3.58 sec 1/4 mile
Fuel: Hydrogen Peroxide
The record set by this rocket powered dragster in 1984 with Sammy Miller at the helm is still the best 1/4 mile time recorded in history.
How Fast? 498 MPH
How Fast? 17,320 MPH (in orbit)
Fuel: Hydrogen, Ammonium Perchlorate Composite Propellant
Suddenly, Elon Musk's "D" doesn't seem so fast.
How Fast? 39,050 MPH
Fuel: Hydrazine, Plutonium, Gravity
The Voyager 1 uses a simple propellant system and fuels to carry out its missions. It's so fuel efficient that the craft, launched in 1978, should run out in 2020.
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