Drag-racing legend "Big Daddy" Don Garlits didn't quite reach his goal of getting his electric dragster to break the 200-mile-per-hour mark. But he did come close enough to get his team to keep trying. And 184 miles per hour is nothing to sneeze at.
Even in today's world, where 200-mile-per-hour cars are somewhat common, actually hitting that speed is nearly impossible due to pesky things like traffic and, you know, the law. This difficulty in joining the 200-mph club is made more frustrating by this video, discovered by the blokes at Top Gear magazine, which shows a "toy" tether car easily crack the 200-mph barrier.
Lamborghini is only starting to throttle the engines on its 50th anniversary celebrations. The company lined up fifty of its Italian jobs for a cannonball run down the south runway at the Miami International Airport, the Aventador Roadster breaking 200 miles per hour, then ran them all through the streets of Miami to be properly introduced to one of their most ardent clienteles.