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Stock Toyota 86 breaks longest continuous drift record

Jun 15, 2017

A South African journalist in a mostly standard Toyota 86 has broken the world record for longest continuous drift, with Guinness certification imminent. The record is 165.04km, or 102.5 miles. To sustain a drift of...

McLaren P1 LM resets Nurburgring production car lap record (video)

May 29, 2017

The McLaren P1 LM has smashed the Nurburgring production car lap record, posting a dizzyingly fast time of 6:43.2 around the notoriously unforgiving circuit. The McLaren P1 LM is technically a production car, based on...

Electric Nio EP9 breaks Nurburgring lap record

May 14, 2017

It was only a matter of time but we bet you didn’t think that time would arrive so soon. It seems an electric vehicle, the Chinese NextEV Nio EP9 to be specific, has just reset...

2000hp Toyota LandCruiser tops out at 370km/h, fastest in the world (video)

May 08, 2017

Back in November of last year, we showed you the Toyota Land ‘Speed’ Cruiser which stormed SEMA with over 2000hp (1500kW), or a Bugatti Chiron’s worth plus a third more. The otherwise heavy-duty off-roader looks...

Porsche Cayenne tows Airbus A380 to new record (video)

May 02, 2017

The current, second-gen Porsche Cayenne is nearing the end of its life, so Porsche has used the world’s biggest jumbo jet to remind everyone that it is still a mighty vehicle. The 285-tonne, 73-metre long...

2018 Honda Civic Type R sets Nurburgring lap record (video)

Apr 24, 2017

It’s done it. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R has run the ultimate gauntlet in the performance car world, setting a new lap record at the Nurburgring. The production version stopped the clock in a...

Top Gear’s Stig drives dodgem car to world record speed (video)

Apr 10, 2017

Renowned backyard builder and shed engineer Colin Furze was asked by Top Gear to build the world’s fastest dodgem car, and he did not disappoint. In his step-by-step YouTube series, he dissasembles the tired old...

Ford GT sets fastest 1-mile record at Texas Mile, hits 471km/h (video)

Apr 05, 2017

The world record for the fastest 1 mile (1.6km) has been shattered by a modified MkII Ford GT, at an astonishing 293.6MPH (471.5km/h). At the quarter mile mark, the car was travelling at 260km/h, increasing...

Mercedes-AMG GT R sets production car lap record at Bathurst

Feb 06, 2017

The Mercedes-AMG GT R has only just been announced for Australia, and it isn’t scheduled to arrive in showrooms until July. But that hasn’t stopped the company from setting a new production car lap record...

Insane 1380kW Honda Civic breaks FWD 1/4 mile record (video)

Nov 22, 2016

The quarter-mile record for a front-wheel drive car has been broken by a 20-year-old Honda Civic with 560,000km on the clock. Yes, you read correctly. SpeedFactory Racing has claimed the coveted record with a 7.61-second...

AMS Nissan GT-R sets new 1/4 mile record (video)

Nov 18, 2016

Last week we saw Ekanoo Racing break the Nissan R35 GT-R quarter mile record. This week, the record has been shattered again, by renowned US GT-R tuner AMS Performance. AMS took its crazily-modified GT-R, known...

Ekanoo Racing Nissan GT-R breaks 1/4 mile record (video)

Nov 11, 2016

Ekanoo Racing is the proud new quarter-mile record holder for both the R35 Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo. The Bahrain-based team at Ekanoo Racing took to the drag strip to assert its dominance in...

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