If you blink your eyes, then you will probably miss the bright orange and blue streak whizz past you in a fraction of a second. Focus and maybe whip your head fast enough and you’ll get to catch a glimpse of Nic Case’s R/C Bullet, a remote controlled car that pushes the speed limit over the 188 mph mark. Yes, it also breaks some records and gives the likes of Jaguar and BMW a run for their money.
New footage from Felix Baumgartner's terrifying 128,100 foot fall from space has been released, with GoPro releasing a new, extended cut from the cameras strapped to the daredevil. Baumgartner made headlines back in October 2014 when he skydived 23 miles from a balloon; GoPro will use excerpts of the new video for its Super Bowl 2014 campaign.
When someone talks about high gas mileage, most consumers think of hybrid vehicles and the generous MPG ratings they offer. That isn't always the case, however, as Volkswagen proved this month with its VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel passenger car. The car began its trip through the 48 lower US states on June 7, and ended its journey earlier this week, having traveled 8,122 miles on just under 105 gallons of gas.
A new world record for the fastest electric car on the planet has been set by Drayson Racing, who took a Lola B12/69 EV Le Mans race car and topped it out at a quick 204.2mph, beating the previous record of a measly 175mph that was set in 1974 by Battery Box General Electric. Last week, Nissan went 186mph in their Zeod RC hybrid, but the Lola runs on complete electric power.
Mars rover Curiosity might be the talk of the town currently, but NASA's older Opportunity rover is still kicking it in high gear on the red planet. In fact, Opportunity has now traveled 22.22 miles, breaking a 40-year-old driving distance record of 22.21 miles when Apollo 17 astronauts traversed the Moon on a Lunar Roving Vehicle in 1972.
If you've ever seen a Formula One pit stop, you'll know that the pit crew can change all four tires on a Formula One car in just a few seconds. However, during the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix, Infiniti Red Bull Racing broke the world record for the fastest Formula One pit stop ever, changing all four tires in just 2.05 seconds.
The Hennessey Venom GT has just scored itself the honor of being the world's most fastest production vehicle available to the public. Hennessey Performance announced that on February 9th of this year, the Venom GT accelerated to 265.7 mph, slightly beating out the Veyron Super Sport, setting a new top speed record, and taking away Veyron's crown. The testing was done on the United States Naval Air Station and logged by VBOX officials.
Tesla's Model S isn't only just a beautiful car, but it's also completely electric. And just recently, it completed the quarter mile in just under 12.4 seconds, beating out a Dodge Viper SRT10, which makes the Model S the world's fastest production electric vehicle by the National Electric Drag Racing Association.
Have you ever heard of a video getting over one billion views on YouTube? That's because it's never happened, until now. Korean superstar PSY has become an instant hit with his "Gangnam Style" single, and it's made its way to the US big time. The accompanying music video, which is hosted on YouTube, has garnered more than one billion views, making it the first YouTube video ever to reach that milestone.