The fastest cars of their days

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Today the world’s fastest (road-legal) car is the Bugatti Veyron which, under the right conditions, can reach a maximum speed of 415 km/h. Although there are a few cars that are faster—concept cars, cars purpose-built to break land-speed records, and racing cars for example—the Veyron remains the king of road cars where speed is concerned….

The origins of auto racing

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Since humans first domesticated the horse, there have been horse races. And one can only assume that in the early days of humanity there were foot races. It could be considered one of the defining features of humanity that we like competing to demonstrate who is the fastest, who is the most intelligent, who can…