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New Speed Record

Artist's impression of the Parker Solar Probe on approach to the Sun
Artist’s impression of the Parker Solar Probe on approach to the Sun
NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben (illustration)

Launched in 2018 on a mission to study the Sun from close proximity, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe continues to edge closer and closer to its target, setting one new record after another. The latest came during a close approach today, where the spacecraft exceeded blistering speeds of 330,000 mph (532,000 km/h) as it began its eighth loop of the Sun. read more

Shelby Super Car Claims Speed Record

After all the kerfoofle surrounding its last world record claim, the SSC Tuatara has officially claimed the title of the world's fastest car. But not by much
After all the kerfoofle surrounding its last world record claim, the SSC Tuatara has officially claimed the title of the world’s fastest car. But not by much
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Shelby Supercars has cemented its claim that the SSC Tuatara is the world’s fastest car – but in a weirdly underwhelming fashion. Its new record of 282.9 mph (455.3 km/h) is nowhere near the previous claim, which was sensationally debunked last year in a storm of internet controversy.

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Saharan Silver Ant Sets Speed Record

World’s fastest ant hits record-breaking speed of TWO miles per hour – that’s the equivalent of a human running at 360mph

  • Named the Saharan silver it can cover almost a yard – in a single second 
  • That’s 108 times its body length of a third of an inch every second
  • In human terms, it would be equivalent to running at 360mph read more

Koenigsegg Shatters Bugatti Speed Record

The Agera RS set a new 0-400-0 km/h record
The Agera RS set a new 0-400-0 km/h record

Just weeks after Bugatti set a new 0-400-0 km/h world record in the Chiron, Koenigsegg has smashed it with the Agera RS. The plucky (or mad) Swedes shaved almost five seconds from the record, and did it without the considerable might of the VW Group for backing. read more