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Suzuki Kizashi topples 200 mph at Bonneville for new Land Speed Record

2010 Suzuki Kizashi takes Bonneville – Click above to watch video after the jump

Report: Blind man fails attempt to set 200 mph speed record [w/video]

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. Mike Newman failed yesterday to become the first blind person to crest the 200 miles-per-hour barrier when his (unnamed)

Bloodhound Gang: Full-scale model of supersonic car unveiled in UK [w/video]

Bloodhound SSC show car – Click above for high-res image gallery

Aston Martin One-77 closes in on being fastest car in marque's history, breaks 220 mph

Aston Martin One-77 development mule – click above for high-res image gallery

How to go 133 miles per hour with just 50ccs

So, do you need a really big engine to go fast? Certainly not if you are metal fabricator John Buddenbaum or Eric Noyes, an engineer from NASA's Ames Research Center. This dynamic duo recently set out to go as fast as possible with as small an engine as possible, and we'd say they must have met whatever goals they may have had. New world records were set at the salt flats in Bonneville for the AMA Gasoline 50cc Motorcycle Streamliner Record at 194.24km/h and the AMA Fuel Record at 214.08km/h. Ju

Biofuel powered E85 Viper to attempt world speed record

On Wednesday, April 11th, car enthusiast and entrepreneur Karl Jacob along with SVS will attempt to break the world speed record for the standing mile in his street-legal, biofuel powered 1100hp E85 Dodge Viper. Proving that auto enthusiasts can pursue their passion for performance and still be environmentally conscious, Jacob aims to make more people aware of the benefits of renewable fuels and encourage consideration for ethanol in their own modifications. The world record attempt will take pl

VIDEO: One Dodge Viper + two honkin' turbos = 220 MPH in 24.1 sec

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, and covers up a lopey idle from the V10. We're going to go out on a limb here and state that the cam isn't stock, and that's where the bumpy idle comes from. The fuel pump is quickly forgotten when th