America "Reclaims" the Record for Fastest Production Car With the Hennessey Venom GT, Clocking in at a Ridiculous 270.49 MPH (435.31 KPH)

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"Gotta go fast."

-- Sonic the Hedgehog

Want to know what's even sweeter? The Hennessey Venom GT captured the world's fastest production car title from... the Shelby SSC Ultimate Aero, another American car! Feels good to be number one (shutupabouthockeylalalalalalalaIcan'thearyou).

Sinkhole Swallows Eight Vintage Corvettes

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Sinkhole Swallows Eight Vintage Corvettes
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A 40 foot sinkhole opened up early this morning at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.

The damaged cars include a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR-1 "Blue Devil" both on loan from General Motors; the Blue Devil was so named for the alma mater of then-GM CEO Rick Wagoner, Duke, as company staff tried to sway him to approve the ultra-high performance model. Also damaged were a 1962 Black Corvette, 1984 PPG Pace Car, 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, and 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette, all owned by the museum, as well as the 1 millionth Corvette produced from 1992 and the 1.5 millionth from 2009.

Staff removed one car, an irreplaceable 1983 Corvette, but are leaving the other cars in the Sky Dome until the structure has been assessed.

Destruction of the Day: A Car's Worst Nightmare

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Ahhhhhhh... so this is a real chop shop. Better not let this get in the wrong hands because the Decepticons would have a huge advantage.

LEGO Craftsmanship of the Day: Working, Air-Powered Car Made From Over 500,000 LEGO Bricks

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Melbourne entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romania-based Raul Oaida created a full-sized, fully-functional car that runs on air. The wheels and some of the vehicle's support structure are made from non-LEGO parts, but the engine is made entirely from LEGO pieces.