Guinness World Records include all kinds of mind-boggling feats. Interesting human accomplishments and extreme world happenings are documented. Car enthusiasts will be amazed at some of the top automobile achievements. Here are three of the craziest Guinness World Records that involve cars.
Guinness World Record 1 – Fastest Standing Mile
On October 16, 2012, Johnny Bohmer achieved the fastest standing mile in a street car. Guinness recorded the milestone at 283.22 mph at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To set the record, Bohmer, owner of Performance Power Racing, used a 1,700 horsepower 2006 Ford GT. Known as the “BADD GT,” it has a twin turbo engine and can go 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. Estimated top speeds are over 300 mph. Tag Heuer timing equipment measured the feat, and officials from the International Mile Racing Association verified the achievement.
Guinness World Record 2 – Car with the Fastest Land Speed
On October 15, 1997, Andy Green was the man who set the record for the car with the fastest land speed at approximately 762 mph. His Thrust SSC was the first car to break the sound barrier. It was powered by two Rolls-Royce Spy 202 jet engines that provided 50,000 pounds of thrust and 110,000 bhp output. It burns 4.8 gallons of fuel per second. In comparison, the Concorde burns 0.8 gallons per second. This was one of the most amazing feats ever seen in the auto industry.
Guinness World Record 3 – Fastest 0 to 60 MPH Electric Car Acceleration
Although electric cars are not known for power or performance, the world was awed by the record for the quickest 0 to 60 mph electric car acceleration. On November 3, 2014 at the Dübendorf Airfield, Zurich, Switzerland; Guinness recorded the fastest time at 1.785 seconds by AMZ Racing based out of Switzerland. The team custom built an electric car with carbon fiber construction, weighs just over 370 lbs and produces about 200 hp
Guinness Records are awe-inspiring and make people want to stretch all sorts of limits. The above feats are some of the craziest in the auto industry. With advancing technology and research, these records are sure to be broken time and time again.
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