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The Swedish carmaker reacts to Bugatti’s recent accomplishment
“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
It's wheelie awesome, guys
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.A man in a helmet and an E92 BMW 330d has just set a new world record for the fastest ever side wheelie. Now,
Watch 5 entertaining videos
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.That's one lucky son of a bitch. This dog is way too chill for his own good. If you're viewing this on
And it broke two world speed records
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Behold the fastest truck on the planet. Last week, Volvo claimed that its custom-built Iron Knight would break a 'world speed record' on
Japanese rocket on wheels
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. When Toyota's engineers first sat down to make the humble 86, they outlined three key elements to define the new creation: no turbo,
Watch how it was done
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. For a lot of drivers, squeezing their vehicle into a parking space with just a couple of inches to spare is a feat worthy
Sets new world record
We're pretty sure quite a lot of you out there played with your favorite toy cars for hours on end when you were kids. And one way that you had fun was to let your cars go around a makeshift track.
Without leaving planet Earth
Hyundai takes automotive marketing to another level with its "New Thinking" approach as it attempted to send a 13-year-old girl's message to her father in space. And it did so without leaving planet Earth and by setting a Guinness
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