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G-Shock Bagged Its First Guinness Title After A 25-Ton Truck Rolled Over It

We all know how tough CASIO G-Shock watches are, but to the folks over at CASIO, it ain’t good enough to be known as tough if it does not have a formal recognition, such as one from the world’s foremost authority on cataloguing and verification of world records, Guinness World Records. For decades, G-Shock watches are synonymous with toughness and therefore, they are the go-to super rugged timepiece, but it is only in recent months that it has put one of its watch to test, by taking on the challenge for the title of Heaviest vehicle to drive over a watch. Continue reading G-Shock Bagged Its First Guinness Title After A 25-Ton Truck Rolled Over It

Drone Racing League Built The Fastest Racing Drone, Made World Record

It is official. The world’s fastest drone is the RacerX, built by Drone Racing League (DRL). RacerX set the Guinness World Records for the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter as it swooped back and forth across a measurement course of 328 feet (100 meters), clocking in a mind-bending average top speed of 163.5 miles per hour (263 km/h!). This record-making quadcopter was the handiwork Ryan Gury, DRL’s Director of Product, who was backed by DRL’s very own team of expert drone engineers. Continue reading Drone Racing League Built The Fastest Racing Drone, Made World Record

Porsche Cayenne S Diesel Set New Record Towing A 285-Ton A380 Jetliner

Over 500 horsepower and no less 1,570 lb-ft (2,129 Nm) of torque. Those are what it takes to tow the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, but little did we know that a luxury vehicle like the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel can do the same. Granted, while it can, it obviously isn’t meant to do this on daily basis, much less doing it several times in a day. However, that didn’t stop Porsche from using the marque’s relatively puny 4.8 meters (16 feet) vehicle to tow the massive 73 meters (240 feet), 284 tons Air France A-380 out of Air France state-of-the-art engineering hangar at Paris Charles de Gaulie Airport and in the process, setting a new world record for the Heaviest aircraft pull by a production car last month, on April 21, 2017. Continue reading Porsche Cayenne S Diesel Set New Record Towing A 285-Ton A380 Jetliner

it’s Official. Colin Furze Has Just Build The World’s Fastest Bumper Car

The things that madcap British garage inventor, Colin Furze, built certainly are ridiculous enough to quality them a place on the Guinness World Records and he certainly got recognized for some of the works, including the largest bonfire (2006), the longest motorcycle (2008), the fastest speed on a mobility scooter (2010), the fastest pram (2012), and now, he can add world’s fastest bumper car to his growing accolades. The BBC Worldwide sponsored bumper car, AKA dodgem, has made the run with Top Gear’s The Stig behind the wheel (or should we say, handlebar?) and in the process, setting the record of the world’s fastest bumper car. Continue reading it’s Official. Colin Furze Has Just Build The World’s Fastest Bumper Car

Chevrolet Showoff 2017 Silverado HD’s Power With World Record Pull

If there’s anyway to convince potential truck buyers how bloody strong the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD truck is, it is to have a big-ass flag in tow and in the process, setting a new Guinness World Records for World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle. And that, my friend, was exactly what Chevy did. The record saw a 2017 Silverado HD powered by Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel motor with 445 horses and 910 lb-ft (1,234 Nm) pulled an enormous 3,200 square-foot (297 square-meter) American flag around the Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5 mile oval. Continue reading Chevrolet Showoff 2017 Silverado HD’s Power With World Record Pull

This Batman: Arkham Origins-inspired Cosplay Suit Has 23 Working Gadgets

I am sure most people are familiar with what cosplay is, but what you probably don’t know is, a well thought out and executed cosplay costume could land you with a recognition by the world leading international authority on cataloguing and verification of world records, Guinness World Records. Such is what happen to special creature effects expert Julian Checkley’s incredibly detailed Batman getup. What makes Julian’s Batman: Arkham Origins video game-inspired suit so unique is, it actually has 23 functioning gadgets which lands him with the world record for “most functional gadgets on a cosplay suit” (yep, it is a thing) in Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition. Continue reading This Batman: Arkham Origins-inspired Cosplay Suit Has 23 Working Gadgets

Gamers Broke World Record, Drove Virtual Ford GT For Over 48 Hours

The fame and fortune that comes with a prestigious racing event like the LeMans 24 may not be as awesome as those enjoyed by Formula 1 race drivers, but it is by no means less gruelling. In fact, it could be worst. Having just two or three drivers to endure a day of non-stop driving at immense speed is by no means an easy feat. It requires the same, if not more, physical and mental conditioning than Formula 1 and obviously, not everyone is cut out for it. So, if you dream of becoming a LeMans 24 race driver, there’s an easier way and that way is through video game. Continue reading Gamers Broke World Record, Drove Virtual Ford GT For Over 48 Hours

World’s Most Expensive Tires From Z Tyre Cost A Whopping $600,000

Tires are expendables. They get worn and need to be replaced with a new set and hence, it is hard to imagine anyone, or any establishment would consider giving this rubber compound a bling. Then again, sometimes what people and/or company thinks defy logic or sensible considerations and the same goes to the person who paid way over the odds for this set of super luxe-up tyres (tires) from UK tire manufacturer Z Tyre. And how much exactly was it? AED 2,202,000, which works out to be around $600,000, or £420,400, as officially recorded by Guinness World Records last month. That’s one heck of tire, isn’t it? I can’t imagine a tire that cost a thousand bucks each, much less one that commands $150,000 a pop. Now, that’s preposterous. Continue reading World’s Most Expensive Tires From Z Tyre Cost A Whopping $600,000

Nissan Set Guinness World Records For Fastest Drift With GT-R NISMO

These days, anything could have a place in the Guinness World Records and if there’s one car company that is obsessive about having a mark (or as many as it could) in the world’s biggest name in world records verification, it would be Nissan. Having set the record as in the heaviest aircraft pulled by a production vehicle, largest glow-in-the-dark painting painted with a car, fastest time to ascent a 100m sand dune by a car, longest twin vehicle drift – just to name a few, Nissan has yet again claimed another world title: world’s faster vehicle drift. Continue reading Nissan Set Guinness World Records For Fastest Drift With GT-R NISMO

Infiniti M Hybrid is the world’s fastest full hybrid car [video]

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for those who are still skeptical about hybrids, the Infiniti M Hybrid latest feat should lay that skepticism to rest. the 360-horsepower (268-kW) petrol/electric luxury sedan sped into the Guinness World Records with a quarter mile sprint in 13.9031seconds which put it on par with the 1982 Lamborghini Countach S (13.9 seconds), and within a few tenths of 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante and 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera (both 13.6 seconds). the vehicle, a standard production model, made history on the August 23, 2011 at the UK’s Santa Pod Raceway. Continue reading Infiniti M Hybrid is the world’s fastest full hybrid car