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    Official: Aventador sales drive record revenue at Lamborghini
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    Let it never be said that there isn't money to be made selling high-end exotic sports cars. Last month Ferrari revealed that it had recorded record profits despite selling fewer vehicles than the year before. Now arch-rival Lamborghini has reported record revenue. For the 2013 fiscal year, ...

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    Report: Hennessey Venom GT is world's fastest car at 270.49 mph [w/video]
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    Hennessey has done it again, improving the claimed record-holding top speed of its Venom GT to 270.49 miles per hour. The record run was made on February 14 on the 3.22-mile landing runway at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The speed was confirmed by a Racelogic Vbox telemetry system, but ...

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    Official: Honda gunning for world's longest Rose Parade float
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    Honda has participated in the annual Rose Parade for the past 53 years and returns this year as the presenting sponsor for the fourth time running. But it's not satisfied merely putting its name on the event; Honda intends to lead from the front with what promises to be the longest float in the ...

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    Official: Vauxhall Astra sets 12 World and 6 National Speed Endurance Records [w/video]
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    You may know it as an Opel, a Vauxhall, a Holden, a Chevy, a Buick or even a Saturn, depending on where you live. But whatever emblem it's wearing, the Astra is straightforward car. Nothing particularly remarkable about it. Which is why this series of records is pretty darn impressive. Earlier ...

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    Motorsports: Renault Sport F1 claims new record for pole positions
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    Racing is all about winning. But beyond winning, it's about records: which drivers have won the most races, which team has racked up the most titles, which country has produced the most champions, and so on. As far as Formula One constructors go, the lion's share of those titles belong to ...

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    Auctions: Nuvolari's 1935 Alfa Romeo sells for $9.4 million [w/video]
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    Economic downturn? What economic downturn? You certainly wouldn't know it from looking at the ever-escalating prices classic cars are fetching at auction. Just ask the people at Bonhams. The noted auctioneers recently set the record at $29 million for the most expensive car ever sold at auction ...

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    Video: Nissan GT-R goes 183 mph on ice in Russia
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    When a pair of Russian pilots wanted to set a local ice-speed record, they chose a stock Nissan GT-R for the task. Roman Rusinov, a Russian race car driver, and Andrey Leontjev, a Russian auto journalist, took Godzilla to Lake Baikal and ran it up to 294.8 kilometers per hour (182.8 miles per ...

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    Video: Watch the Hennessey Ford GT makes its record run at Texas Mile
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    We said they'd probably be out with an official video, we did not lie. The Hennessey-powered camouflage Ford GT sat at one end of the runway at the Texas Mile sitting still. At the other end of the runway it had broken its own speed record, the twin-turbo 5.7-liter V8 pushing the aerodynamic ...

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    Motorsports: Hennessey Ford GT sets 267.6-MPH record at Texas Mile [w/videos]
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    The record-setting Hennessey-powered camouflage Ford GT we showed you at this time last year headed back to the Texas Mile and managed to bring home yet another record. As you may recollect, last year saw Mark Heidraker's machine sprint to a record 257.7 mph thanks to propulsion from its ...

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    Tesla Model S sets quarter-mile record for quickest production EV [w/video]
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    It looks as if the Tesla Model S has a new feather to stick in its cap. DragTimes.com took the five-door down to Palm Beach International Raceway for a few sprints down the quarter mile, and the EV managed to run a best time of 12.371 seconds at 110.84 miles per hour with a 0-60 time of 3.9 ...

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    Motorsports: Michael Schumacher has driven around the Earth twice in an F1 car
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    In Texas, during what will go down as one of the absolute best inaugural Grand Prix weekends in series history, there was yet another Formula One record set by his lordship, the soon to retire Michael Schumacher of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 squad. And, no, it wasn't his finishing in 16th place ...

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    Report: NY Volvo owner closing in on 3 million miles in P1800S [w/video]
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    If you've been following these pages for a while, you may remember Irv Gordon and his 1966 Volvo P1800. The duo have found their way onto these pages twice before: first back in 2007 when the machine cruised past 2.6 million miles and then again in 2011 when the machine picked up an additional ...

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    Official: Caterham SP/300.R claims new record at Cholmondeley [w/video]
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    We don't envy the British for many things – certainly little in the dental or gastronomical fields – but they do know how to put on a car show, we'll give them that. While the conventional London Auto Show may not be at the same level as the shows in Frankfurt, Paris or Geneva, the ...

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    Official: Ferrari aims to set record at Silverstone with thousand-car parade
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    The record for the longest parade of Ferrari models was set back in 2007 when 385 examples lapped Silverstone at the same time. That record was broken with 490 cars sometime thereafter, but the Maranello automaker's London-based unit is gearing up to shatter the record once again. So far, ...

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    Official: David Coulthard catches speeding golf ball at 120 mph in Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
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    Golf and driving are things that many men would rather be doing than working, so automakers are always keen to find an association between the two. The latest publicity stunt, however, drives the point home in more ways than one. The undertaking involved pro golfer Jake Shepherd, Formula 1 ...

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    Report: Toyota Ku:Rin snags compressed air top speed record with 80.3 mph run
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    Developed by a subsidiary of Toyota Motors called Toyota Industries Corp., the arrow you see above is the three-wheeled Ku:Rin. Powered by compressed air, the Ku:Rin showcases Toyota's expertise in developing compressors for automotive air conditioning systems. Recently, the Ku:Rin ...

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    Modified motorcycle burns vegetable oil in record-setting run
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    At the Loring Timing Association in Maine, John Petsche drove a highly modified motorcycle into the record books. Powered by a six-horsepower industrial diesel engine and fueled by store-bought vegetable oil, Petsche's two-wheeler hit a top speed of 56.535 miles per hour, sufficient to set a ...

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    Report: Senna races to the top with best documentary debut of the year
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    Still haven't managed to see Senna? Then you are, first of all, missing out, because it's one of the all-time great racing films in the history of cinema. You're also part of a narrowing group of outsiders, as moviegoers flock to see Asif Kapadia's masterpiece in greater numbers than any other ...

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    Volvo's iconic P1800 turns 50 as record-holding owner passes 2.9 million miles
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    Think of Volvos and you're likely to picture a station wagon carrying kids home from soccer practice. But 50 years ago, the Swedish automaker produced one of the most curvaceous sportscars on the market. It was called the P1800, and it still stands as an icon in the company's history and a cult ...

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    New record set for world's fastest furniture
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    Englishman Perry Watkins has already built the world's smallest car, at just over 39 inches high, and the Flatmobile (pictured), that's 30 inches high. Adding to that list of palmares, Watkins took the record for the fastest "piece of furniture," placing a dinner table with settings for four ...

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