Yesterday, American stunt driver and Pikes Peak veteran Paul Dallenbach took a 2013 Range Rover Sport up the 12.42-mile international hill climb course, setting…
It was one the biggest reality TV moments of our generation, however the 7.5 million concurrent viewers on YouTube yesterday was still well short of the estimated 500 million people who watched the first manned mission to land on the Moon in 1969.
When in 1969 Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the Moon and said “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind”, Felix Baumgartner was just 3 months old. Who would have thought that 43 years later the Austrian skydiver would be making the biggest leap any man has made when he attempts a supersonic freefall from 120,000 ft (almost 36km) this afternoon.
How many Ferraris would you need to bring together to beat the world record for the largest ever parade? 50 cars? 200? How about 500? Let me give you a clue – the previous record set in 2008 at Japan’s Fuji Speedway Circuit was 490 cars. Awesome eh?
With most of the focus and expectation on Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s first ever electric powered run at Pikes Peak, his competitors were left in peace to concentrate on breaking Tajima’s 2011 record time of 9:51.278.
After bringing you news of Lexus’ attempt to break the production car record at the Nürburgring last week, the company have finally produced the on-board video of its driver, Akira Iida, and confirmed the time of 7:14.64.
LFA test driver and professional racer Akira Iida recorded a lap time of 7:14.64 in a fully road-legal LFA Nürburgring Package car, running on standard specification Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres. In conquering the famous German race track from which it takes its name, the LFA becomes the fastest series production car around ‘ring.
Before you go and remind yourself of the lap times set by Chevrolet’s ZR-1, Nissan’s GT-R or Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS around the Nordschleife – fear not, Peugeot were not gunning for an outright record, but instead the lap record for a fully-electric vehicle.
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The prancing horse nails a ‘production derived’ new Nurburgring record with its 599 XX
Bravery or madness? You decide. But Travis Pastrana will enter the record books tonight.