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Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

French supercar maker Bugatti has taken its over-the-top Chiron, and bestowed it with hardware that makes it capable of breaking 300 mph. Its 16-cylinder quad-turbo engine makes an insane 1578 hp, and it has upgraded aero to keep it glued to the tarmac at speed. Just 30 of the cars will be made, with prices starting at $3.9 million.

World’s Fastest Pit Stop

World’s Fastest Pit Stop

It’s a well-known fact among auto buffs that Formula 1 pit stops are the fastest in racing. And now, thanks to the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 pit crew, we now have the fastest of the fast. Watch in awe as they complete a tire change on driver Max Verstappen’s car during the 2019 Brazilian GP in just 1.82 seconds.

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McLaren Elva

McLaren Elva

McLaren’s exclusive roadster was inspired by Bruce McLaren’s minimal 1960s racers. The carbon fiber two-seater is the lightest production car they’ve ever made, but still packs an 804bhp turbo V8 to rocket it to 62 mph in less than 3 seconds, and 124 mph in 6.7 seconds. Just 399 of the cars will be made, starting at $1.67 million each.

Driving 380mph

Driving 380mph

The Bloodhound LSR team marches closer towards their land speed record goal with a jet-powered car that could reach speeds up to 1000mph. Testing has been going well with some crazy fast runs across the Hakskeenpan desert in South Africa with pilot Andy Green behind the controls. They’ve since hit 461 mph.

Hypersonic Rocket Sled

Hypersonic Rocket Sled

Don’t blink, or you might miss this insanely-fast sled as it zooms down the test rails at the U.S. Air Force’s Holloman Air Force Base. The rocket sled was clocked at a mindbending 6,599 mph as it almost instantly hit its peak speed. That’s roughly 8.6 times the speed of sound.

Driving a Chiron at Top Speed

Driving a Chiron at Top Speed

The $3.5 million, 1479bhp Bugatti Chiron Sport is theoretically capable of hitting 261 mph, according to Bugatti. But nobody outside of Bugatti themselves has achieved that. In this clip from UK auto mag Top Gear, editor-in-chief Charlie Turner attempts to hit that top speed on VW’s fabled Ehra-Lessien testing circuit.

Backyard 4.2G Roller Coaster

Backyard 4.2G Roller Coaster

Will from London is like the calm version of Colin Furze, creating his own dangerous and over-the-top contraptions in his UK backyard, but minus the shouting. In this clip, he shows off a wood and PVC roller coaster that uses compressed air to produce 1200 lb. of thrust, and accelerating its sled at up to 4.2G. Build video here.

High-speed Meat Slicer

High-speed Meat Slicer

Next time you go to the deli and it takes them 5 minutes to slice your meat, ask them to replace their machine with the TEXTOR TS700-UB. This industrial slicer spins up to 2000 rpm, cranking through pepperoni, bacon, and other meats, and neatly stacking them in the process.

20,000 Watt Electric Drift Trike

20,000 Watt Electric Drift Trike

Builder Colin Furze previously made a pulsejet-powered drift trike. While it was fast, it wasn’t exactly environmentally-friendly. So he decided to build himself a fully-electric version, with an insane 20,000 watt power source. We’re glad he finally put a helmet on when he hit the road circuit. Build video here.

World’s Fastest FPV

World’s Fastest FPV

YouTuber Omegoolibird shows off what is said to be the fastest first-person view RC plane. The customized Vasamodel Fusion can hit speeds up to 265 mph thanks to its 2650 KV electric motor, which can spin at speeds up to 35,000 RPM. It sounds like an angry swarm of bees.

1000 Harmonics

1000 Harmonics

Guitarist Alan Gogoll lets his fingers fly across the strings and frets of his acoustic guitar, cranking out a whopping 1000 harmonics in just under 90 seconds. Our fingertips developed blisters just watching this.

Insanely Fast R/C Plane

Insanely Fast R/C Plane

By strapping a turbine powered delta wing R/C plane to a catapult, these guys were able to fly a model aircraft at speeds up to 451 mph, making it nearly as fast as a full-size jet plane. We’re impressed that the pilot was able to control and land it.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Nürburgring Lap

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Nürburgring Lap

When it comes to racing around a track, they say “smooth is fast,” and that’s most definitely the case in this record-breaking, yet cool and calm 6:47.3 lap of the Nordschleife, set in the shockingly fast new Porsche 911 GT2 RS, by driver Lars Kern.

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Water-powered Jet Trike

Water-powered Jet Trike

You’d think that a 3-wheeler powered by water wouldn’t go very fast, but as we recently learned, liquid can generate some crazy force when under pressure. Riding atop a 6,000 PSI water tank, François Gissy was able to go from 0 to 62 mph in 0.55s with a 162mph top speed.

Battle of the Strings

Battle of the Strings

Guitarist Joe Bonamassa takes on cellist Tina Guo in an epic speed battle. They lead off with Flight of the Bumblebee then head straight into the track Woke Up Dreaming. We couldn’t pick a clear winner, other than the audience at Carnegie Hall.

World’s Fastest Racing Drone

World’s Fastest Racing Drone

We knew that drones could go fast, but not this fast. Here’s some grainy first-person footage from flyer Patrick Gaborik’s incredibly fast miniquadcopter, which has been tracked at speeds up to 145 mph. The noise the motors make sound like it’s going to rip itself apart.

World’s Fastest Flute Player

World’s Fastest Flute Player

We have no way of knowing if he missed any notes, but to our untrained ears, flutist Armin Gheitasi’s 300 bpm, sub-45 second performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee is the fastest we’ve ever heard anyone play any wind instrument.

A New Hope in 73 Seconds

A New Hope in 73 Seconds

So you just watched Rogue One and feel the need to rewatch Episode IV right after? Well, if you don’t have 2 hours to spare, Lord Aussem condensed the film down to just 73 seconds by speeding things up just a little bit each time a laser is fired.

Fastest Woman on a Bicycle

Fastest Woman on a Bicycle

Denise Mueller broke the women’s paced bicycle land speed record, reaching 147.7 mph. She rode a custom KHS bicycle, as she drafted inches behind driver Shea Holbrook in a Range Rover Sport SVR which shielded her from the punishing winds of Utah’s salt flats.

World’s Fastest Shopping Cart

World’s Fastest Shopping Cart

If you need something crash or safety tested in Switzerland, you send it to the Dynamic Test Center. In this video, they decided to load up a shopping cart with groceries, then first run it into a car at 11 mph, then really amp things up by smashing it into a wall at more than 73 mph.

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Rubik’s Cube vs. Usain Bolt

Rubik’s Cube vs. Usain Bolt

On a good day, we can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about a half hour, but Anthony Brooks can do it in just a few seconds. Here, he proves his speed by taking on Olympic gold-medal winner Usain Bolt’s incredible speed.

Flight of the Tuba Bee

Flight of the Tuba Bee

Members of the Canadian Brass let their fingers go flying at breakneck speeds in this classic footage from one of their performances of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s high-speed orchestral interlude. A more recent incarnation of the group shows off their chops here.

Fastest Electric Car

Fastest Electric Car

Developed by Stuttgart University’s GreenTeam, this tiny electric vehicle recently achieved an insane 0-100km/h (0-62 mph) time of just 1.779 seconds, making it almost a full second faster than a $2 million Bugatti Veyron.

Fast Workers

Fast Workers

People are Awesome compiled this series of people making short work of their jobs, as they flip pancakes, wash windows, and make pizzas at lightning speeds. Though we think sometimes it’s all about the flourish rather than the end result.

World’s Fastest Everything

World’s Fastest Everything

Welpey Studios compiled this montage of people, animals, and things that are insanely fast at what they do. Seriously, our hands hurt just watching that hand puncher guy. And is it just us, or is that ferris wheel defective?

World’s Fastest Backhoe

World’s Fastest Backhoe

Unless you need to move quickly between construction sites, we can see no practical reason to build a backhoe that can drive 73mph. But that didn’t stop JCB from proving it could be done, with pro driver Matthew Lucas at its controls.

GT-R Ice Driving

GT-R Ice Driving

Driver Roman Rusinov powers the 540hp AWD Nissan GT-R to a staggering speed of 182.8mph in the car known as “Godzilla” across the icy surface of Siberia’s frozen Lake Baikal, breaking the previous Russian ice-driving record.

Speeding Tank

Speeding Tank

While you might think of tanks as slow-moving vehicles, it turns out that some of them can actually drive quite quickly. Here’s the Leclerc MBT tearing up desert at nearly 45mph. Though it still can’t beat this tank.

Insanely Fast Robot

Insanely Fast Robot

We’ve always assumed the main reason that robots are in factories was to reduce labor costs. But after watching this clip of the Stäubli TP80, you’ll realize our future masters have another major advantage.

Speedy Potato Peeling

Speedy Potato Peeling

We already know how to peel garlic in a jiffy, so let’s add one more speed-up to our kitchen repertoire, with the fastest way to remove a baked potato skin (though we still like to eat ours.)

Rubik’s Cube Blindfold Record

Rubik’s Cube Blindfold Record

Speedcuber Marcell Endrey recently set a world record for solving a standard 3×3 Rubik’s Cube while blindfolded at 28.8s. We wouldn’t be able to solve the damned thing if we had ten eyes.

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