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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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    Followup: Bad Habit monster truck breaks longest jump record
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    Bad Habit breaks a world record – Click above for image gallery
    You know what they say; if at first you crash your monster truck in the pursuit of a world record, try, try again. Joe Sylvester, the owner and driver of the Bad Habit monster truck, has officially nabbed the world record for ...

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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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    Pagani Zonda R reportedly sets new Nürburgring record
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    Pagani Zonda R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you were blown away a couple of months ago when Ferrari broke the 7-minute barrier at the Nürburgring, then hold on to your hat, dear friend, because the Prancing Horse has just been bested by its own next-door ...

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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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    $3.8M 1962 Ferrari Superamerica boosts record $45 Million at RM Auctions in Monaco
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    1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet Pininfarina SWB – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Call it a sign that the recession is abating, or count it as an indicator that, for the extremely wealthy, the recession hardly ever crossed their minds. But any way you cut it, classic Ferraris ...

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    Shanghai Surprise: Cadillac CTS stunt team dazzles in China, Heinricy sets F1 track record [*UPDATED w/VIDEO]
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    Cadillac's V-Day stunt driving exhibition - Click above to watch the video
    Although things are understandably more than bit somber in General Motors' U.S. operations as of late, over in China, the mood is a bit more upbeat. The evidence? Check out this CTS stunt-driving exhibition held last ...

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    One in 20 Million: Honda celebrates U.S. production milestone
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    In spite of Honda's latest production cuts, the Japanese automaker reached a significant milestone this week. Twenty-seven years after opening its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant, Honda has produced its 20 millionth vehicle in North America. The original U.S. plant is still open but it has been ...

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    Tuner buys F1 license plate for record $870k
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    The phrase "cost is no object" was redefined last week when an aftermarket tuner dropped close to a cool million on a license plate. Yes, a license plate. The "F1" plate was first registered in the UK 104 years ago, when it was more likely a two-digit coincidence than a vanity plate, and until ...

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    Lexus LF-A mule unseats Porsche GT2 as King of the 'Ring
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    click above for more images of the Lexus LF-A ConceptA Lexus LF-A mule has unofficially recorded a lap time on the Nordschleife of 7 minutes, 24 seconds. This is not in dispute. What is in dispute is how many seconds faster the LF-A's lap time is than that of the 2008 Porsche 911 GT2, the previous ...

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    9ff GT9 inches closer to Nardo test
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    Click image for high-res gallery Going fast can't be rushed. It sounds downright oxymoronic, but it might as well be the golden rule when it comes to breaking top speed records. 9ff is one of those outfits that bridges the gap between aftermarket tuning house and specialty manufacturer. Their ...

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    Caparo T1 disqualified after taking Top Gear lap record
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    Performance figures don't give an accurate picture of just how well a car performs overall. A given car may be the fastest to sixty, but that doesn't mean it has the highest top speed, tightest cornering or sharpest brakes. Lap times around a given track paint a more accurate, comprehensive ...

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    Go your Own Way: Ultima GTR beats Top Gear lap record by 4½ seconds
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    Ultima, one of several dozen independent British sportscar companies and makers of the GTR, could only take so much rejection. The cottage automaker claims it offered its road-legal race-car to the producers at BBC's hit TV show Top Gear several times, only to be repeatedly refused. So Ultima took ...

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    Mercedes service history goes all digital
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    This will be excellent when you go to buy that used Mercedes. Rather than searching high and low for that needle-in-a-haystack owner who kept meticulous records and the car serviced to a T, Mercedes is rolling out a Digital Service Booklet. Mercedes says it will be more convenient and efficient to ...

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