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Massive expansion plans for the Gigafactory that Tesla is still building in the Nevada desert could make it the largest building in the world by any metric you could care to throw at it.

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Volkswagen and Wayne Gerdes have raised the bar for fuel economy by touring all 48 of the contiguous United States in a Golf TDI on just over 100 gallons of diesel.

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218 Hyundai owners gather in Las Vegas to raise $4,000 to fight drunk driving as part of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, setting a Guinness-certified world record in the process.

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Four years after taking the record for the fastest 0-300-0 km/h run with the Agera R, Koenigsegg has reinforced its claim on the throne with the more potent One:1 megacar.

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Porsche's Neel Jani and Timo Bernhardt have both clocked qualifying times in the 919 Hybrid that eclipse the previous record (for the current configuration that is) set by the Peugeot 908 HDI in 2008.

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Old Record Beaten By About Eight Hours

Three drivers take a Tesla across the US in under 59 hours. That includes the time it took to Supercharge.

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RM Sotheby's sold more than $53 million in classic cars and automobilia for Paul and Chris Andrews last weekend in Fort Worth, TX, headlined by this 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica that went for a record $7.6 million.

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Japan's experimental magnetic levitation train sets another world speed record at 374 miles per hour, but isn't set to enter service for another dozen years.

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451 Ram owners drove to Arlington, TX, to set a new world record for the longest parade of pickup trucks, coinciding with the Academy of Country Music Awards at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

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Bonhams sets a new record price for the legendary Audi Sport Quattro, joined by the 1983 championship-winning Group B rally machine at the Goodwood Members' Meeting this past weekend in the UK.

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Aston Martins don't fetch as much at auction as classic Ferraris, but this unmodified DB5 convertible set a new world record, bringing in $2.14 million when Bonhams dropped the hammer in Paris recently.

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A rare 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider was just one of the items found in Roger Baillon's barn, but despite its condition, it brought in a record $18.5 million at the Artcurial auction during the Salon Retromobile in Paris.

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Cheaper gas, warmer winters and more cars on the road mean that Americans are driving more, with total numbers set to top 3 trillion this year for the first time since 2007 and only the second time in history.

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RM Auctions moves $63.7 million worth of metal, including a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM that set the record for the highest ever paid at the Arizona event at $9.6 million.

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Want to know which were the most expensive cars sold at auction this year? They were almost invariably Ferraris, starting with the 250 GTO that sold for $38 million this past summer in Monterey, CA.

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Monster trucks are made for a lot of things: crushing jalopies, jumping over jalopies, wowing spectators while crushing and jumping over jalopies, and so on. But powerful as they tend to be, monster trucks are not built for outright speed. Still, one has to be faster than another, and as it turns out, Raminator is the fastest of them all.

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Australian Students Impress FIA In 300-Mile Drive

We're not sure which is more impressive: that a team of Australian students set a new distance-speed record for an electric vehicle or the fact that the driver got that little solar-powered bad boy up to 82 miles per hour. Either way, the Sunswift team at University of New South Wales (NSW) has earned the right to crow about their solar-powered EV. It broke a record that stood for 26 years.

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Rolls-Royce is, by nature, an exclusive auto marque, but it has been steadily increasing its sales to the point that it could be looking at 4,000 units by the end of this year, setting a new record for the German-owned British automaker.

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Last month we reported on a Ferrari 250 GTO heading for the auction block at Pebble Beach. We knew at the time it would break records and bring in tens of millions of dollars. But now that the gavel is about to drop, it looks like even our projections could fall short.

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Solar Panels Were Switched Off During 311-Mile Attempt

With a name like Sunswift, optimism must abound. So let's start with the fact that the team behind it has built a great looking solar-powered car. And Australia has plenty of road and more than enough sun, the pieces are coming together.

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Among all the action at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend, Bonhams held its classic car auction, bringing in a massive $38.4 million in sales. And this was undoubtedly the highlight.

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