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Spectre Perfromance Speedliner hits 366 mph – Click above to watch video after the jump

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2010 Ohio State University Buckeye Bullet – Click above for high-res image gallery

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BYU Electric Blue Streamliner on the Bonneville Salt Flats – Click above to watch a video after the break

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Bloodhound SSC show car – Click above for high-res image gallery

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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 so at all of 155 mph.

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1899 La Jamais Contente landspeed racer – Click above for high-res image gallery

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1899 La Jamais Contente landspeed racer – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black - Click above for high-res image gallery

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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 and electric motor system. While Ford finished the Fusion program after setting a 207 mph record, the OSU team has soldiered on.

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We first heard about the Buckeye Bullet 2 about two years ago when we were covering the Ford Fusion 999 land speed record project. The student engineering team from The Ohio State University was collaborating with engineers from Ford and the two teams shared data on improving performance of the fuel cell and electric motor system. While Ford finished the Fusion program after setting a 207 mph record, the OSU team has soldiered on.

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Art Arfons' Green Monster - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Who knew a World Speed Record set all the way back in 1906 at the Daytona Beach Road Course would be such a tough nut to crack? We've been following the British Steam Car Challenge and its team of would-be record setters for the last couple of years, so the thought of waiting another month for the crew's first official record attempt should be no problem at all.

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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 Streamliner, which had previously attained speeds as high as 237 mph at Bonneville.

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