Do you want to find out which are the fastest vehicles ever known to the human race? Of course you do! After all, the human race is obsessed with speed. In fact, speed has fascinated the human race for centuries. At almost any given point in our history, there’s evidence of our attempts to push speed boundaries to new and faster heights. From training the fastest horses to the invention of the automobile it seems the human race has had a strong, obsessive fascination with going faster. Now in the 21st century, technology has enabled us to create some of the fastest inventions imaginable. Whether its a motorcycle, submarine, car, train, helicopter, tank or sled, it’s hard to believe the speeds we have been able to achieve. From a supersonic car to a the fastest boat in the world these are the 25 fastest vehicles known to the human race.
In April 2007, the TGV POS train, a French train operated by the French National Rail Company, set a new world speed record for travel on conventional rails. Between Meuse and Champagne-Ardenne TGV stations, the train reached a speed of 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph).
With an officially recorded top speed of 634.217 km/h (394.084 mph), the TOP 1 Ack Attack, a specially constructed land-speed record streamliner motorcycle powered by two Suzuki Hayabusa engines, boasts the title of the world´s fastest motorcycle.
The world record of the fastest snowmobile is currently held by a vehicle known as the G-Force-1 made by Canadian G-Force Division. In 2013, the snowmobile broke its former record of 210.8 mph (339.25 km/h) on the wide open salt flats at Bonneville’s landspeed shootout, reaching a top speed of 211.5 mph (340.38 km/h). On side note, they are planning to break the record again sometime in 2016. Check out their video to see this bad boy in action:
Diesel-powered land vehicle
Designed for the purpose of breaking the land speed record for a diesel-engined vehicle, the JCB Dieselmax was driven to 350.5 miles per hour (564 km/h) by Andy Green, a British Royal Air Force fighter pilot, in 2006.
In 2010, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, a sport car designed and developed in Germany by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in France, reached a speed of 267.857 mph (431.074 km/h), creating a new speed world record for street-legal production cars.