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  • 1956 Renault Etroile Filante turbine Land Speed Record contender at 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    It's a unique event on the motoring calendar, a bucket-list item for many attendees, and a wonderful mix of fast cars spanning 110 years, priceless classics, and often quite a lot of mud. The Goodwood Festival of Speed, which took place last weekend, brings a truly staggering variety of historic and modern cars to compete against each other. It even had a few green cars, of sorts, which joined the splendid array of vehicles that sprinted up the hill, one by one, to be timed over the 1.1-mile course. DON'T MISS: Goodwood's glorious Festival of Speed: photo galleries Perhaps the most striking...

  • Nissan Leaf Reverse World Record
    2012 Nissan Leaf To Re-Attempt Reversing World Record At Goodwood

    Because electric cars are generally powered by an electric motor via a single gear reduction gearbox, they can theoretically move as quickly backwards as they can forwards. It’s no surprise then that as part of the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed due to take place this week, Nissan says its...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf at 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Nissan Leaf Fails To Attempt Backwards Hillclimb Record

    Last week we told you about Nissan’s plans to break some novel world records at the world-famous 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Unlike some of the other competitors there who sought the fastest time driving forwards up the twisty 1.16 mile course, Nissan had planned to have British stunt...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept
    Nissan Gets Creative To Set Electric World Record In Reverse

    Earlier this week we said that that Nissan needed a new, quirky way of advertising its 2011 Nissan Leaf that didn’t involve making household gadgets run on gasoline or relying on trained polar bears. Nissan can’t have heard us. Instead of a quirky new ad campaign, Nissan is attempting...

  • Mini pickup with Cummins QSK78 3500-hp 12-turbo 78-liter V-18 diesel engine
    Clean-Diesel Mini? Green! A 3500-HP Diesel Mini? NOT Green!

     We've written before about the diesel-engined Mini Cooper D that's sold in Europe, but not in the U.S. We really like the idea of a clean-diesel Mini. And now for something completely different. How about a 3500-horsepower V-18 diesel Mini? Ummmm, yes. At this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed...

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