We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but there's a scant chance most of us will ever exceed 200 miles per hour here on planet Earth. Sure, you can hop in a commercial jet liner and easily best that figure in the comfort of coach, but its not quite the same as skimming along mere inches from the ground in an hurling ball of aluminum, glass and fury. Maybe that's what makes the Speed Demon's latest run on the salt so impressive. As you may recall, the team behind this particular Streamliner recently pulled off a running mile of 426 mph.

They recently headed back out to try their hand at another pass, and the result was a standing mile of 458.189 mph with an exit speed of 462.345 mph. This time, the crew strapped enough ReplayXD cameras to the Streamliner to catch every aspect of the high-speed run, and the finished video gives us a pretty good idea of what it's like to clip along at ludicrous speed. Hit the jump to check it out for yourself.



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      Maverick
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ludicrous speed, eh? They've gone plaid.
        Maverick
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Maverick
        The above comment was made purely as a reaction to the article, prior to watching of the video. My additional thoughts are as follows: 1) Holy roost off the wheels Batman. 2) That's not (nor is any other Bonneville run) a standing mile.
      Gwac
      • 3 Years Ago
      Usually these high speed run videos are don't so poorly I never dare watch them. This was beautifully done. I just wish there was a camera pointing directly perpendicular to the car.
      Nick
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pretty much anyone can hop a TGV train in France and have a good shot of going over 200...
        NissanGTR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nick
        Nope. It maxes out at 300kmh with passengers. Not weight restricted but legally restricted.
          Georg
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          thats wrong... all new and many updated high speed lines allow today a topspeed of 320km/h or 200mph in regular service... the TGV is the fastest railroad system in the world.. the chinese beat the TGV during testing their new high speed conections but the high costs of high speed travel forced them to slow down regular service speed far below TGV average service speed.. service topspeed of the TGV trains.. TGV Atlantique befor 2004 limited to 300km/h after faceift in 2004 320km/h TGV RĂ©seau befor 2003 limited to 300km/h after facelift in 2003 320km/h TGV Duplex 320km/h from begin Thalys PBKA 320km/h from begin only the TGV Sud-Est(after facelift) and the Class 373 (Eurostar) are limited to 300km/h
          saltsman
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          The Shanghai Maglev Train clips along at 430kph (268mph) any old day of the week. http://tinyurl.com/ckuwl49
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well that looked scary as hell. These things are like submarines, in that once you're inside and underway there isn't much you can do it something goes wrong.
      mchlrus1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Isn't the Dodge Tomahawk supposed to be able to go this speed? They should have a robot drive one that speed just for the heck of it! I'd like to see the crash.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mchlrus1
        The Tomahawk is geared to go 300mph, but then again so is the top gear of the Gen 3 Viper the engine came from. Unfortunately, drag doesnt work that way, and a Viper manages 190. The Tomahawk, if it actually progressed past wild overkill vaporware, would have been lucky to hit 220.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          Vaporware? They built 6 of them. But all of them were deemed illegal for the road. There's one at the Peterson Automotive Museum, one at the Don Garlits Museum (don't know if it's still there), one in Chrysler's collection of historical concept vehicles (much like GM's collection), and the other 3 I don't know about. There's actually a video of a guy riding one. He blipped the throttle while going forward and that thing seemed like it wanted to tip over while moving because of the massive torque.
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 3 Years Ago
      I m not sure if i m watching a high speed run with Speed Demon or Anakin Skywalker piloting his Podracer
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Jason Allen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome. Kinda like my run to safeway today.
      kYing
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy cow that was exhilarating.. and scary.
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