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    Video: Here's what it looks like to go 207 mph on a bicycle
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    Bravo to François Gissy for continuing to reach truly ridiculous velocities on his rocket-powered bicycle. The amazing Frenchman recently hung on for a series of runs at Circuit Paul Ricard where he bashed through his old record and showed a Ferrari who was boss. We thought it was crazy ...

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    Video: Watch a rocket-powered bicycle set a new land speed record
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    Frenchman François Gissy has laid claim to a new land speed record using a rocket-powered bicycle. Yes, you read that right. A rocket-powered bicycle. Gissy and his bicycle managed to hit a mind-boggling 163 miles per hour (263 kilometers per hour) over a vacant stretch of highway in ...

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    Report: California man hopes to break 2,000-mph speed barrier
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    We've been told there was a time when critics of the automobile warned against the dangers of high-speed driving. At the lofty speed of 35 miles per hour, they said, the air could very well be sucked right out of your lungs, leaving you to die of asphyxiation as you careened along at the edge of ...

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    Video: Paul Stender returns with cruise missile-powered Impala [UPDATE]
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    It was the urban legend to top them all, the one every car guy wants to be true: Dude straps a jet engine to his Impala and goes for the ride of his life, which, of course, ends with his death. Even though it dates back to the 1960's, according to rumor-debunking website Snopes.com, it was the ...

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    PickupTrucks.com pits 2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Diesel against Delta IV Heavy rocket
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    Talk about odd hauling. The team over at PickupTrucks.com put together a rather interesting comparision: 2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty diesel vs. Delta IV Heavy rocket. One is capable of crusing down the highway with a gross combined weight rating (vehicle, passengers and trailer) of 25,400 pounds. ...

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    Video: Diet Coke and Mentos-powered car is a blast
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    Coke Zero and Mentos-powered car – Click above to watch the video after the break
    You didn't seriously think that the whole Diet Coke and Mentos internet meme would die out with nary a whimper, did you? Of course not. The little bits of candy and sudsy concoction – in this case Coke ...

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    Red Tires and Rockets: 1928 Opel Motoclub is awesomely insane
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    Back in the early 1900s, Fritz von Opel, grandson of Opel founder Adam Opel, was enamored with rocket propulsion. As the company's director of testing and the man in charge publicity, Opel had quite an outlet to fulfill his rocket-powered fantasies. Hence, the 1928 Opel Motoclub you see ...

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    VIDEO: Motorcycle + rocket launcher = mayhem
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    Motorcycle Rocket Launcher - Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The last time we were out riding a sportbike, it occurred to us that the most pressing thing missing from modern two-wheelers is weaponry. No, really. Think back in history for a moment... back to the days when horses ...

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    VIDEO: Mythbusters annihilate a car near the speed of sound
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    Mythbusters make us smile - click above to watch the video
    This one is good. Previously Adam and Jamie smashed a car to smithereens between two semi trucks. Which was fun, but hardly fun enough. So, they get a two-stage rocket sled and ram it into some poor, defenseless Ford Aspire -- at 650 mph! ...

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    Rocket's return: McLaren F1's forefather set to make a comeback
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    Gordon Murray has had his hands in a number of impressive projects over the years. Be it Formula one or the McLaren F1, if Murray is involved, you know it's going to light, balanced and fast.One of Murray's more intriguing projects was the Rocket, a lightweight, road-going tribute to the ...

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    Brabus Rocket bests own speed record
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    These engineers at Brabus sure are tough guys to please. Apparently, the top speed record they set at Nardo with the Brabus Rocket wasn't good enough. Some of you may recall that back in June, we reported that the Rocket maxed out at 362.4 km/h (225.18 mph) on a top speed attempt at the Italian ...

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    Brabus builds world's fastest sedan... again
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    Last summer Brabus built an E-Class sedan powered by a biturbo V12 that captured the honor of being called the World's Fastest Sedan by reaching a velocity of 218 mph. Brabus has just broken its own record using the Brabus Rocket, which we first met in Frankfurt last year. The Rocket is based on ...

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