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    Video: Spectre Performance Speedliner takes to the salt
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    Spectre Perfromance Speedliner hits 366 mph – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Spectre Performance has been busy. The team made impressive progress toward its goal of toppling the 400 mph barrier in a four-wheel, gasoline-powered vehicle during this year's Bonneville Speed Week. ...

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    Bloodhound Gang: Full-scale model of supersonic car unveiled in UK [w/video]
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    Bloodhound SSC show car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It looks like the Bloodhound project has reemerged from the ether of the internet, this time with a full-scale model of the team's actual world land speed-record hopeful. If you dust off the way-back synapses, you might ...

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    Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport sets land speed record at 267.81 mph!
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    Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As production of the Bugatti Veyron winds toward its eventual conclusion, Bugatti has created what is likely to be the ultimate version of its world-beating hypercar: the Super Sports. Bugatti sent its official test ...

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    Volvo semi-truck sets land speed record
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    The Bugatti Veyron, a passenger car, will exceed 250 miles-per-hour whenever you feel like it. A decent number of other cars will break 200 without concern. In the picture above, however, is a warp speed mountain of metal that Boije Overbrink used to break the semi-truck land speed record, doing ...

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    Detroit 2010: Electric landspeed car races onto the show floor
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    1899 La Jamais Contente landspeed racer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There was a time when electric cars were some of the fastest land-borne vehicles ever made. The electric motors powering the vehicles have always been plenty powerful, sending a boatload of torque to the wheels ...

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    The Tony Fox "Proud American" and "Bonneville Boss" Rocket Truck
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    The Proud American and Bonneville Boss - Click above for high-res image gallery Before our favorite weekly Southern California car gathering this Saturday, we had been told by a friend that he'd be bringing his new rocket truck. Rocket truck? What the heck's a rocket truck? Visions of ...

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    VIDEO: Cadillac-powered Spectre SpeedLiner sets world record for gas-powered, wheel-driven vehicles
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    Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Cadillac_Powered_SpeedLiner_Sets_Speed_World_Record_vid'; Different automakers seek out different bragging. The same goes for tuning houses. The bogey in question may be the quickest lap time around a given ...

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    REPORT: South African man sets speed record for blind - in 200 mph SL Black Series!
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    Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Looks like Luc Costermans (a.k.a. the Blind Belgian) is no longer the world's fastest sight-challenged driver. The latest person to snatch the world land speed record for the blind is South Africa's Hein Wagner. Wagner, who has ...

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    Buckeye Bullet 2 claims land speed record for fuel cell vehicles, 300.992 mph
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    We first heard about the Buckeye Bullet 2 about two years ago when we covering the Ford Fusion 999 land speed record project. The student engineering team from Ohio State University was collaborating with engineers from Ford and the two teams shared data on improving performance of the fuel cell ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Art Arfons' Green Monster LSR car
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    Art Arfons' Green Monster - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Are you the kind of guy who thinks top speed is everything? Want car that can be called the fastest thing on wheels without exaggerating? Think a Veyron is fast? How about a Top Fuel dragster? At 320 mph, nobody would call one ...

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    Not So Fast: Jesse James' hydrogen speed "record" challenged
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    Did Jesse James really pilot a hydrogen-fueled vehicle faster than anyone else ever has in history? Possibly. Did he set a world record as claimed in doing so? Not so fast says noted world landspeed historian Louise Ann Noeth. It seems that Jesse's run wasn't quite up the the standards of a proper ...

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    Jesse James successfully sets new hydrogen land-speed record
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    Earlier this month, we caught wind of Jesse James' plan to set a new land-speed record in a hydrogen-powered vehicle. According to a press release issued by Spike TV, the daredevil motorcycle enthusiast was successful in his quest, hitting a top speed of 199.7 miles per hour on a run the El Mirage ...

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    REPORT: Jesse James plans land-speed record for hydrogen-powered streamliner
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    Famous motorcycle builder and all-around celebrity Jesse James plans to attempt a new world record top speed run for a hydrogen-powered vehicle later this month on a dry lake bed somewhere in California. The actual car being used is a former land speeder called the Dees-Milodon Engineering-Davis B ...

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    eBay Deal of the Day: Mazda 323 GTX Bonneville Salt Flats LSR racer
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    While surfing eBay Motors we came across item number 170293663976. It's a Mazda 323 GTX with only 7,814 original miles on it, which makes the $6,500 Buy It Now price seems reasonable. Long before the Subaru Impreza WRX and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution became household names by offering turbocharged, ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: World's fastest Honda Civic
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    Driving around the streets of Los Angeles, it is easy to spot a plethora of Honda Civics attempting to achieve the appearance of the world's fastest economy car. Huge shopping cart wings, monster tachometers and racing stripes often highlight the package. Legitimate world record speed isn't ...

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    Bloodhound supersonic car shooting for 1,000 MPH and new Land Speed Record
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    Click above for gallery of the 1,000-mph Blackhound SSC
    The current land speed record (LSR) for an earth-bound motor vehicle is 763 mph, which was set by Andy Green behind the wheel of the Thrust SSC back in 1997. That car was designed by Richard Noble, among others, and he and his driver are ...

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    Jet-powered record-breaker seeks petite woman
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    Single-engine jet-powered dragster seeking female companion for thrilling adventure across salt flats. Petite build. Background in motorsports or aviation. With sponsors. Interested parties please contact Eric Ahlstrom (eahlstrom@pyramid.net), program manager, Steve Fossett World Land Speed Racing ...

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    Ford's Hydrogen Fusion 999 qualifies for top speed run at Bonneville
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    Click the Fusion for high-res images from BonnevilleMatt Zuehlk and his team comprised of engineers and technicians from Ford, Roush and Ballard Power Systems finally hit the Bonneville Salt Flats this past weekend after months of preparation and weeks of vehicle integration testing. On Sunday, ...

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    VIDEO: Ford starts testing the Hydrogen Fusion 999
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    Click on the Fusion for a gallery of shots from the first track test of the 999 digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/Land_speed_record_challenging_Ford_Hydrogen_Fusion_999_hits_the_test_track'; Finished off in gray primer, the Ford Hydrogen Fusion 999 rolled out of the garage at the Transportation ...

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    Ford attempting land speed record with Fusion Hydrogen 999 Racer
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    click above image for more high-res pics of Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 RacerFord thinks it's time to make hydrogen sexy. Capitalizing on its 10 years of hydrogen research expertise, the automaker is headed to the Bonneville Salt Flats in August to go for a few world land speed records with a hydrogen ...

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