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Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F2001 Fetches An Incredible $7.5 Million! 18
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, F1, Ferrari, Motorsport, racing, Record on 11 18th, 2017


Want to know which is the most expensive modern Formula One racing car ever sold at an auction? Well, you’re looking at it. It’s a Ferrari F2001, which the legendary Michael Schumacher drove in, and positively dominated, the 2001 Formula One World Championship, and it just sold for an astounding $7.5 million.

Schumacher won nine races in the F2001 that season, and retired before the finish line at only two. Of the several examples that the Scuderia built for Schumacher and his teammate Rubens Barrichello that season, the champ drove this one in Monaco and Hungary, winning both on the path to his fourth world title.

Schumacher finished that season with 123 points, nearly twice as many as his closest rival, McLaren’s David Coulthard. There wasn’t a race that entire season, in fact, where the F2001 didn’t finish on the podium. That makes this a highly desirable racing car, of the kind that rarely comes up for auction, and that was reflected most brilliantly in the sale price.

After feverish bidding in New York on Thursday evening, a collector placed the high bid of $7,504,000 to win the day. That far exceeds the $4-5.5-million estimate which RM placed on it ahead of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale, as well as the $3,198,500 that stood until now as the record for a modern F1 car sold at auction. That, in case you were wondering, was for another one of Schumi’s championship winners: the Ferrari F2004, sold by (you guessed it) RM Sotheby’s at the factory in Maranello in 2005.

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John Hennessey Says He’s Motivated By Koenigsegg’s Speed Record 13
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hennessey, Hennessey Venom F5, Koenigsegg, Record on 11 13th, 2017


Shortly after Koenigsegg smashed the top speed record for a production car, John Hennessey said the Swedish firm’s achievement has motivated him to reclaim the record with the Venom F5.

Speaking with Top Gear, Hennessey stated he was initially skeptical after hearing about Koenigsegg’s record average speed.

“My first thought was ‘did they run both directions?’, because that’s a question everybody asks us. Then I wondered if they’d brought proper Racelogic VBOX equipment to validate the data. I later heard that they did. So once I saw the official news come out on Instagram and then YouTube, I looked at it and I thought they did it right. And fair play to them,” he said.

“I’m not worried about it [Koenigsegg’s speed], I’m excited and motivated. I’ve been waiting almost four years for somebody to better the record. And once you have more players that are playing in the top speed game, then you have more relevance.”

As development of the new Venom F5 is only in its early stages, the Texas tuner isn’t yet in a position to challenge the 277.8 mph two-way average set by the Agera RS. Instead, Hennessey said he will let Bugatti and Koenigsegg fight each other for the title of world’s fastest production car for a while.

“It all puts pressure on Bugatti, to step up and deliver the number that everybody expects them to do. Then we’ll let those guys duke it out for a little while, then, once we figure out which one of those guys [Koenigsegg and Bugatti] is going the fastest, then we’ll take the F5 out and lay down a number.”

On paper, the Venom F5 has the potential to rival both the 1,360 hp Agera RS and 1,500 hp Chiron. Powering the new American hypercar is a twin-turbo V8 with 1,600 hp. When combined with a curb weight of just 2,950 lbs (1,338 kg), the car will apparently hit 186 mph (300 km/h) in under 10 seconds and potentially, reach 300 mph (482 km/h).

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Caterham Seven Lays Down Record Number Of Donuts In 1 Min 10
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Caterham, celebrities, Record, UK, video on 11 10th, 2017


Former track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy looked pretty good on four wheels as he set a new donut world record, marking Caterham Seven’s 60-year anniversary.

In order to successfully complete this “60 second donut challenge”, Hoy had to spin the car around as many times as he could in under a minute.

“Everyone knows I spend a lot of time in cars these days but I’ve never had much practice donuting,” said Hoy. “But when someone tells me there’s a record up for grabs that certainly focuses my mind. During the attempt I just kept going, putting everything I’d learnt into practice.”

The Olympic legend also said that when you’re in a spin, you lose sense of time, and that he was shocked to learn he managed to do as many as 19 donuts in 60 seconds, reports The Sun.

As for his Caterham of choice, it was obviously the 620R, which has a power-to-weight ratio of 620 HP per tonne and can hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.79 seconds.

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Mercedes-AMG E63 S Is The World’s Fastest Wagon On The ‘Ring At 7.45:19 10
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, Nurburgring, Record, video on 11 10th, 2017


The family-friendly Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ became the fastest Estate car to ever lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife, recording a time of 7 min and 45.19 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz is among a select group of automakers that offer customers extremely fast wagons, able to fit the whole family, luggage plus the dog, while keeping up with just about any supercar out there.

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate is the very best Mercedes has to offer in this segment, with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 putting down 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. It’s so quick, it will get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.5 seconds.

However, Sport Auto just proved that the E63 S Estate isn’t just fast in a straight line, setting a time of 7.45:19 seconds on the Nordschleife behind the wheel of this family-oriented E-Class, riding on factory tires.

Keep in mind that the E63 S Estate is heavier than its saloon counterpart, weighing just over 2 tonnes (4,400 lbs). So pretty much everything is impressive about this result, and seen as how this was an independent test, the car could actually be even quicker around the legendary circuit.

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Koenigsegg Demolishes Its 0-400-0km/h Record 8
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Record, video on 11 8th, 2017


Alongside setting a new top speed record for a production car, the Koenigsegg Agera RS secured a new 0-400-0 km/h record over the weekend.

If you’re a keen Carscoops reader, you’ll remember that the Swedish firm smashed the Bugatti Chiron’s 0-400-0 km/h record last month with a time of 36.44 seconds, some six seconds faster than Bugatti’s best. Not satisfied with that time, Koenigsegg set out to create history once again.

Taking to a piece of perfectly straight and beautifully smooth road in Nevada, the Agera RS broke its own record, completing the feat in just 33.29 seconds. That time is about 20 per cent quicker than Bugatti could achieve.

What’s even more incredible is that the Koenigsegg Regera may eventually complete a 0-400-0 km/h run in less than 30 seconds. The automaker believes the Regera will do 0-400 km/h in 20 seconds, approximately four seconds quicker than the 1,360 hp Agera RS.

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Ride Onboard As A Koenigsegg Agera RS Hits 284 MPH 6
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Record, video on 11 6th, 2017


Not long after we learned about Koenigsegg’s record-breaking top speed runs in Nevada, onboard footage from the runs has been shared online.

To achieve a two-way average of 277.9 mph, the Agera RS, equipped with the available 1,360 hp upgrade package, hit 272 mph on its first run and a blistering 284.3 mph on its second run, easily eclipsing the previous two-way average record of 267.8 mph achieved by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

The onboard footage shows that on both runs, Koenigsegg test driver Niklas Lilja, accelerated very slowly, evidently in an attempt to avoid any high-speed wheel spin. It isn’t until about 186 mph (300 km/h) that he plants his right foot to the floor, launching the road-legal rocket down the road at frightening speeds. In fact, it only takes about 10 seconds for the Swedish hypercar to accelerate from 300 km/h to 400 km/h and on the return run, hit 284.3 mph (457.5 km/h) with relative ease.

For years, it seemed as if it would be impossible for Koenigsegg to verify its top speed claims due to the lack of racetracks that allow a car to go so fast. Not dissuaded, the carmaker took a leaf out of the SSC Ultimate Aero’s book by recording its top speed on a public road in the U.S.

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Koenigseggg Agera RS Clocks A Potentially Record-Breaking 278 MPH 5
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Record on 11 5th, 2017


There’s a high-speed grudge match going down between several manufacturers to see who can make the fastest street-legal production automobile. And the latest blow has been struck by Koenigsegg.

Though details are still to be confirmed, the Swedish supercar manufacturer revealed late yesterday that it managed to clock 277.9 miles per hour in an Agera RS.

The feat was accomplished in the desert around Pahrump, Nevada, driven by factory test driver Niklas Lilja. The speed was taken as an average, as per generally acknowledged standards, of runs in both directions in order to account for wind speed, and was recorded not on the car’s own instruments, but by a separate Racelogic module.

If confirmed as official, the achievement will shatter the previous record that has stood since 2010 when the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport clocked 267.8 mph, verified by the Guinness Book of World Records. The new Chiron is said to be capable of 288 mph, but has to date “only” reached 261 mph.

That was when Juan Pablo Montoya set the record for a 0-400-0 km/h run in the Chiron, rocketing from a standstill to 248.5 mph and back to a stop in under 42 seconds and a distance of less than 8,600 feet. Koenigsegg soon responded by doing the same with its Agera RS in 36.4 seconds and 8,009 feet, stealing the crown from its rivals in Alsace.

Hennessey has its own skin in the game as well. Its Venom GT reached 270.4 mph on the runway at the Kennedy Space Center in 2014, but that was only in one direction. The Texas tuner-turned-supercar-manufacturer claims its new Venom F5 can top 300 mph, but has yet to verify the claim.

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World’s Fastest Honda S2000 Runs 1/4 Mile In Just 6.7 Seconds 2
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, honda, Honda S2000, Honda Videos, Record, tuning, video on 11 2nd, 2017


The world’s fastest Honda S2000 is at it again, this time improving on its previous 1/4 mile record, which stood at 6.9 seconds, until this week.

As you can imagine, the car underwent some serious modifications in order to accelerate as fast as it does. While its original four-cylinder F22 engine was retained, the S2000 was fitted with a massive turbocharger, amounting for 1,351 RWHP, over 375 HP per cylinder.

The total power output is somewhere around 1,500 horses, allowing for a blistering fast 1/4 mile time of 6.78 seconds at 203 mph (326 km/h), making it faster than this 3,000 HP Nissan GT-R by Extreme Turbo Systems.

This very same S2000 held previous 1/4 mile records of 7.1 seconds at 192.92 mph and 6.9 seconds at 186 mph (300 km/h), so considering its current achievement, we’re definitely wondering what it’s going to do next time.

Could it match that 2,500 HP AMS Performance Nissan GT-R that managed a 6.39 second run back in March? Let’s not underestimate it.

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Rocket-Powered Bloodhound SSC Completes First 200 MPH Tests 28
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Record, video on 10 28th, 2017


The Bloodhound SSC has successfully completed its first test, reaching 200 mph on two separate runs at the Newquay Airport in the UK.
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Rocket-Powered Bloodhound SSC Completes First 200 MPH Tests 28
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Record, video on 10 28th, 2017


The Bloodhound SSC has successfully completed its first test, reaching 200 mph on two separate runs at the Newquay Airport in the UK.
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What’s It Like Driving Faster Than The Speed Of Sound? 20
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Record, video on 10 20th, 2017


It has been 20 years since the Thrust SSC became the first car to break the sound barrier and set a land speed record of 763 mph (1,228 km/h).
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Watch The Bloodhound SSC’s Jet Engine Fire Up 6
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Record, Reports on 10 6th, 2017


Progress continues to be made on the Bloodhound SSC land speed record car with the company releasing a brief video showing its hugely-powered jet engine in action.
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Koenigsegg Agera RS Smashes Bugatti Chiron’s 0-400-0km/h Record [w/Video] 5
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in featured, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Videos, Record, video on 10 5th, 2017


Approximately a month, that's how long the Bugatti Chiron held on to its 0-400-0km/h (248.55mph) record, because there's a "new" sheriff in town, and it's the Koenigsegg Agera RS.
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Skier Had A Jag Tow Him To 117mph Breaking The World Record 4
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Jaguar Videos, Jaguar-XF, Record, video on 10 4th, 2017


Jaguar and former Olympic skier Graham Bell teamed up to set a new Guinness World Record for the 'fastest towed speed on skis'.
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New Porsche 911 GT2 RS Destroyed Huracan Performante’s Ring Lap With A Record 6:47.3 27
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in featured, Nurburgring, porsche, Porsche 911 GT2, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, Record, video on 09 27th, 2017


Porsche's 2018 911 GT2 RS is not only the most powerful 911 ever, but also the fastest one on the Nurburgring.
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