These 10 Cars Shattered World Speed Records

These record-breaking cars are the fastest in the world…

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The first car to break the 100 mph barrier was a 90 hp Napier, which in 1905 reached 104.65 mph—and then had its record broken 15 minutes later. Top-speed leapfrog has been the name of the game ever since. Continue reading for some standouts from the past 40 years.