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    Video: Triumph takes us on an emotional journey over the salt
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    Every once in a while, Mother Nature has a rather tenuous relationship with her children. Such a scenario plays out each and every year as mankind clings to one of the last vestiges of open space left on our planet, the Bonneville Salt Flats, to which hundreds of men and women each year flock to ...

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    ETC: You can apply to attempt to break the world record for fastest blindfolded driver [w/video]
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    The Guinness-certified world record for "fastest speed for a car driven blindfolded" is 186.12 miles per hour, set by Mike Newman in a Porsche GT2 last year at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in England. Then earlier this year, Newman said he'd go for the 200 mph mark – something he might ...

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    Exclusive: List host Jessi Combs hits 440 mph, becomes World's Fastest Woman On Four Wheels [w/videos]
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    A couple of weeks ago, Autoblog's video series, The List: 1,001 Car Things to do Before You Die, tackled something that's been top-of-mind since the day we came up with the concept for the series: Drive The Bonneville Salt Flats. If you saw that episode, you know that not only did hosts Jessi ...

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    Video: High-speed bicycle inspired by land-speed-record cars
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    Inspired by the backyard engineering of land-speed racers who built 600+miles-per-hour rockets on wheels, bicycle frame builder Tom Donhou built a bike intended to exceed 100 mph under pedal power alone. As the mini-documentary video below attests, Donhou was able to reach about 80 mph behind his ...

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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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    Official: SSC to close out Ultimate Aero production with special XT model
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    Production of the ultra-powerful, ultra-fast SSC Ultimate Aero is coming to an end, and the boys over at SSC North America (formerly Shelby SuperCars) are sending it off in style. Dubbed "Ultimate Aero XT," this is the final production run of the one-time world-record-holding hypercar, only five ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf aims to take world record in reverse at Goodwood
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    When Nissan wants to set a speed record, you'd expect it to use the GT-R to get there. Or maybe one of its myriad racing cars – it does, after all, power the bulk of the LMP2 racers on the grid at Le Mans, not to mention the experimental DeltaWing. But the Leaf? Sure, maybe for ...

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    Report: Breedlove says he's going back after 800 mph [w/video]
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    Hemmings reports that Craig Breedlove is preparing to jump back into the land speed record game in an attempt to break through the 800 mph barrier. Breedlove made a name for himself while vying with Art Arfons for the world land speed record back in the '60s. His efforts eventually landed him the ...

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    Video: 1985 288 GTO lays claim to World's Fastest Ferrari with 275.4 mph run
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    World's Fastest Ferrari – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We've seen a lot of special action from the Bonneville Salt Flats this year, but this just about takes the cake. The guys from P4 by Norwood, a Ferrari tuning shop, are laying claim to the title of the World's Fastest ...

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    Suzuki Kizashi topples 200 mph at Bonneville for new Land Speed Record
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    2010 Suzuki Kizashi takes Bonneville – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The crew from Suzuki and Road & Track officially hold the new Land Speed Record for the Blown Gas Coupe Category. The team wheeled out their modified 2010 Suzuki Kizashi to the Bonneville Salt Flats and ...

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    Report: Blind man fails attempt to set 200 mph speed record [w/video]
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    Anyone who has ever perused the Guinness Book of World Records knows that there is an entry for just about anything imaginable and plenty more things you just haven't yet wrapped your head around. There is apparently even a land speed record for bank managers. Well, blind bank managers, anyway. ...

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    Bloodhound Gang: Full-scale model of supersonic car unveiled in UK [w/video]
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    Bloodhound SSC show car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It looks like the Bloodhound project has reemerged from the ether of the internet, this time with a full-scale model of the team's actual world land speed-record hopeful. If you dust off the way-back synapses, you might ...

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    Report: Turkish singer sets blind land speed record at 182 mph in Ferrari
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    A Turkish singer just set a land speed record, making him the fastest man on the planet when his Ferrari F430 averaged 182 miles per hour during a record run down a runway at an airport in eastern Turkey. Now, if 182 mph doesn't sound fast enough to set a world land speed record, know that the ...

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    Aston Martin One-77 closes in on being fastest car in marque's history, breaks 220 mph
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    Aston Martin One-77 development mule – click above for high-res image gallery
    Move over Jaguar XJ220. At 217 mph, your top end is just too slow. Hell, move over Batmobile. Why? The Aston Martin One-77, Britain's most expensive car ever, is now nearly its fastest. If not for the pesky, ...

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    VIDEO: One Dodge Viper + two honkin' turbos = 220 MPH in 24.1 sec
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    Hennessey has a long history of making big horsepower, usually involving turbochargers. This in-car video from a breathed-on Viper shows off just how quickly Hennessey's mods can make the scenery blur. We really hate the sound of the fuel pump at the beginning of the clip - it's loud and obtrusive, ...

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    GM cars set records, crash at Bonneville Speed Week
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    General Motors reported mixed results on the salt flats Tuesday, with the day marred by a 250-mph crash of the Chevy So-Cal HHR (top, right).So-Cal HHR driver and GM engineer Jim Minneker walked away from the HHR wreck, which happened after the car lost traction at nearly 250 mph when the parachute ...

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    Chevy Cobalt aims to set E85 record at Bonneville
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    A Chevrolet Cobalt SS racecar engineered in part by three female students is heading for the Bonneville Salt Flats this week, in an attempt to set speed records using both E85 and gasoline.If the student's Cobalt project is successful, it will be the first vehicle to set a record at Bonneville ...

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