OK, this is just flat-out cool. This is a production car that set a land-speed record (not yet verified by Guiness, but still) of 277 mph on regular roads. The first run tops out at about 270, the second run peaks at over 284.
Two factoids that I noticed that made me giddy:
- the driver covers 11 kilometers (about 7 miles) each way in under 3 minutes each
- the run-down seems slow looking out the window until you look at the speedometer and see he’s still going 130
You can read about it or just jump straight to the video: