Articles about World Record

The data has yet to be sent to Guinness for independent validation
Last week, we published a story and video revealing that the SSC Tuatara had achieved a new production car speed record, hitting a two way average of 316.11mph (508.73kph).Obviously, the film was going to be closely analyzed, and in
Imagine the savings
Over a thousand kilometers without refueling. Can you imagine the savings? We can, and we're crying inside at the thought of how big an impact this would have on our budgets.If you own a Hyundai Kona Electric, you don't
Hitting a hypoxic altitude of 6,893 meters in the process
As we've previously identified, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog might just be the only car/SUV/apocalypse wagon you'll ever need. It's the ultimate modern meme-mobile, the car for 'when you have football practice at two but need to-
It beat the old record by just over 15 meters
The Hyundai Kona has claimed the title of the world's highest-driven electric vehicle, after the crossover made its way up to Tibet's Sawula Pass-an altitude of approximately 5,731 meters-on January 8, 2020.With that height, the
Autobots, roll out!
Holidays sure do give you a lot of free time, don't they? During one of our recent idle moments sometime between Christmas and New Year, we stumbled upon this story that should prove pretty fascinating for you gearheads.There are fans,
After hitting a two-way average speed of 218.73kph
JCB has broken the record for the world's fastest tractor. Its Fastrac Two hit a two-way average of 135.91mph (218.73kph) at Elvington Airfield in York. The run eclipses the previous record-breaking speed of 103.6mph ( 166.73kph),
The Swedish carmaker reacts to Bugatti’s recent accomplishment
Koenigsegg has congratulated Bugatti on its recent record of 304.77mph (490.48kph) in a prototype Chiron...while also noting how a 'high-speed' version of the Jesko-the company's rival hypercar-might go even higher than 300mph (482.8kph)."We
“This news changes nothing for us”
For the last few years, there's been a lighthearted ding-dong between a few car companies as to who'd crack 300mph (482.8kph) first. It's largely been a three-way fight, with Bugatti, Hennessey and Koenigsegg all putting irons
Let’s set the record straight
The world of the speed record is not a level playing field. In fact, creating the car capable of breaking the barrier is merely half the battle. As soon as Bugatti announced the fact that it had broken 300mph (482.8kph), it
Using a modified Bugatti Chiron
Top Gear can exclusively reveal that Bugatti has smashed through the 300mph barrier. On 2 August 2019, Andy Wallace hit a vmax of 304.77mph (490.48kph) in a go-faster Chiron at Ehra-Lessien, becoming the first hypercar to break 300mph.
Its record time of 6.29sec makes it quicker from nil to 100mph than an Audi R8
Honda's just nabbed itself a Guinness World Record. Its latest 'Mean Mower'-which uses the 200hp 999cc four-cylinder engine from the company's CBR1000RR motorcycle-is officially the fastest lawn mower from 0-100mph (approximately 0-160kph). Because that's
Because going fast is a serious hobby
Magnificently named Frenchman Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the first recognized land-speed record, hitting a dizzy 39mph (63kph) in his electric-powered Jeantaud Duc. "See? Told you this petrol thing would never catch on," says everyone. Several disgruntled horses point out
From zero to 400kph to zero in record time
With no new cars to reveal at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, Bugatti has instead used the opportunity to demonstrate just how fast the 1,479hp Chiron really is. Not with an outright speed record (that's scheduled for 2018...), but
A record-breaking barrel roll
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. More than 25 months of testing across the world's harshest environments, and it ends with a leap of faith through the air. Ladies
That's nearly 170km worth of drifting
Someone in South Africa has held a drift for nearly six hours straight in order to become the new Guinness World Records Drift King.The previous record was held by a German called Harald Muller. Back in 2014, he used a Toyota
Most number of bike engines started, horns sounded
After more than 40 days of waiting, officials of the Guinness World Records Limited have officially declared that Koronadal City in South Cotabato bagged two new world records staged by a big group of motorcycle riders last April 29."We are thrilled
A new world record
A car has broken a world record for towing. Which perhaps might not make it onto Top Gear ordinarily, but that car is a Porsche. And it was towing a jumbo jet. Yep, thought that'd get your attention.The Cayenne S
A really, really specific record
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.It's a pretty tall order to get a new car-based world record these days. Just think of the money that Bugatti splurged
Supercar of the decade
Just when we all stopped talking about Bugatti Veyrons, it's time to talk about Bugatti Veyrons again. Internationally renowned as the Concorde moment in cars, the fastest road car ever was the engineering triumph that shifted the goalposts for every manufacturer
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