Added on: 10th Mar 2015
The Japanese JR-Maglev has reached over 360mph (581km/h) on
a magnetic levitation track
FASTEST ROLLER COASTER
At a top speed of 150mph the recently constructed Formula
Rossa can be found in Dubai
Elevators in the Taipei Tower in Taiwan shuttle people up and
down at a speed of 60km/h
FASTEST PRODUCTION CAR
The Hennessey Venom GT hit 270.49mph at the Kennedy Space Centre
on February 14th 2014, thus becoming the fastest production car in
the world by beating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's previous record
of 269.86 mph.
FASTEST NON PRODUCTION CAR
The thrust SSC broke the record on 4th October 1983 at Black
Rock Desert in Nevada, with a top speed of 633mph
FASTEST MANNED PLANE
The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird holds the official Air Speed Record
for a manned air breathing jet aircraft with a speed of 3,530 km/h
(2,193 mph). It was capable of taking off and landing unassisted
on conventional runways.
In terms of wind speed a tornado near Oklahoma City reached
In 2009 Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt broke the world record for the
100 meter dash with a time of 9.58 seconds.
In 1988 American Florence Griffith-Joyner ran the 100m dash in
10.49 seconds, a record that is yet to be broken.