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    Video: Watch a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport hit 246 mph during road rally
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    The Bugatti Veyron might be getting on in years, but it's still an engineering marvel capable of truly insane velocity. There are tons of videos of the Veyron doing its super-high-speed trick of reaching 200 miles per hour with seemingly no effort. But do you know how much ground the coupe is ...

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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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    Video: This SEMA show car goes 182.4 mph
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    By and large, the machines created for the SEMA show in Las Vegas are built for lounging around under convention center lights and not much else. All those go-fast parts we see bolted on do little more than collect lustful stares from from the crowd. But Creations n' Chrome set out to discover ...

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    Wrecked Ferrari Enzo reborn as Bonneville Salt Flats racer?
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    In a rebuilding job worthy of The Six Million Dollar Man, Richard Loosee's T-Top Ferrari Enzo destroyed in a 200-mile-per-hour shunt has been reborn to take on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Gone are the T-Tops, replaced by something just as outrageous: a set of turbos that will boost the Enzo's V12 ...

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    Koenigsegg considering a challenge to Veyron SS speed record?
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    Koenigsegg Agera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Few things get the automotive universe fired up quite like a good old-fashioned grudge match, and from the sound of things, we may be on the verge of seeing the battle royale with the cheese of grudge matches. Evidently, Top Gear's ...

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    VIDEO: Saudi hits Lamborghini Reventon vMax of 222 MPH
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    Lamborghini Reventon hits 222 mph: Click above to watch the video.
    The Lamborghini Reventon is a very rare bird, indeed. There are only 20 copies in existence, and the asking price for the king of Lambos is a cool $1.4 million. For that kind of coin, owners have every right to expect ...

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    First Drive: 2009 Porsche Boxster S with PDK
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    2009 Porsche Boxster S with PDK – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Italian countryside passes by in a blur. At an indicated 265 km/h (164 mph), we have hit the invisible wall. The accelerator pedal has been jammed into the carpet for the last ten seconds, yet the sleek Porsche ...

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    Detroit 2009: Faster Pussycat - Jaguar XFR pounces on Bonneville, hits 225 mph!
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Jaguar XFR Bonneville car
    In its spare time while reinventing the company and settling in with a new owner, Jaguar's boffins somehow found time to take their new XFR to the Bonneville Salt Flats for a top speed run last November.The Paul ...

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    Dumb: Top speed runs on public roads. Dumber: Uploading them to YouTube
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    Click above to see "Canberra Joyride" parts one and two
    Remember the guy who took his Lamborghini up to 219 mph on an Arizona highway? A Canberra, Australia man has done the same thing with his Kawasaki ZX-750, filming himself blasting up to 200 km/h (124 mph), sometimes in 60 km/h (37 mph) zone, ...

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    World Land Speed Shootout at Bonneville
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    Click above for high-res gallery of various streamliners
    We're suckers for speed, so we jumped at the opportunity to attend a press conference for an upcoming top speed shootout on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Unlike the countless speed contests held at locations around the world each year, the Top ...

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    VIDEO: Corvette ZR1 doing 195 mph on the Autobahn
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    Click above to watch video after the jump
    We recently brought you video of the Corvette ZR1 being manhandled around General Motors' Milford Proving Grounds by our own Sam Abuelsamid. House rules that day made the car a 4-on-the-floor, since invitees weren't allowed to explore any gear beyond ...

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    Top Secret V12 Supra does 222 mph at Nardo
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    Smokey Nagata likes to smoke his tires on freeways all over the world. While his stunts may not be lawful or even sane, he continues to find new territory in which to get his thrills. After being arrested in England and New Zealand, he has finally taken his action off the streets and onto the Nardo ...

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    Nissan GT-R recognizes tracks via GPS, removes speed limiter
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gadgets/Nissan_GT_R_recognizes_tracks_via_GPS_removes_speed_limiter'; We know that the Nissan GT-R's ECU wizardry is impressive, but this little tidbit left us in awe. According to our friends over at the GTChannel, the GT-R's integrated computer limits the ...

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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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    Hondata sets four new records at Bonneville
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    If you've spent any amount of timing tweaking the B16 in your EK hatch, you're probably all too familiar with Hondata. The firm specializes in providing easy-to-use, plug-and-play components for the world's Acura and Honda owners, and has proved invaluable on at least two past project cars of ...

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    SSC Ultimate Aero TT closes in on record with 241 mph run
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    click on above image for more high-res pics of the SSC Ultimate Aero TTBack in March, SSC went for the mantle of World's Fastest Production Car with its Ultimate Aero TT. The attempt failed due to a number of factors, one of which was bad weather, but SSC is still determined to take the title away ...

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    VIDEO: 3,000 HP Greasel falls flat on record run
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    This 3,000-horsepower peanut oil-powered pickup was supposed to make a record speed run for grease-powered vehicles of between 160 and 200 mph. That was what we were told at SEMA where the twin-turbo '87 Chevy Silverado, nicknamed Greasel, was unveiled. The truck made its record run at the El ...

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    Making it official: Bugatti Veyron going for fastest production car
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    This came as a bit of a shock to us, but the Bugatti Veyron is not actually the fastest production car in the world according to that authoritative tome of useless and wonderful knowledge, the Guinness Book of World of Records. It seem Bugatti just never got around to scheduling an official ...

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    Koenigsegg CCX goes for top speed title with 900bhp!
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    You would think that when a company like Bugatti builds a $1 million super-duper car like the Veyron that the top speed title would sit pretty for awhile. The fact that the Veyron's terminal velocity is already being contested is proof positive that the supercar segment is once again healthy enough ...

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