Many tenacious individuals and groups push the boundaries of what is humanly possible within Guinness’s records catalogue. A few of these are listed here, but there’s also an emerging class of competitors.
The World’s Most Hairy Car
Steel is great, but it doesn’t shine the same after a wash or blow-dry as a mass of hair. As a wager, the world record holder of the hairiest car began adhering hair to her Fiat 500. It’s not the cowlick on the dashboard that’s the best part, but the fact that it’s street-legal.
Doughnuts are usually ready in less than a minute.
What is the limit on how many doughnuts are allowed? Trick question! There is no such thing as having too many doughnuts. There is a limit on how many you can eat in a car that has only 60 seconds. Officially, that limit was set by Chris Hoy, a British driver in a Caterham Seven 620R in a stunt presented by the brand to celebrate 60 years of Seven.
Nineteen. He was able to complete nineteen in less than a minute. It’s impressive, yes, but how many doughnuts did he eat while doing this?
One person can eat most doughnuts at once
This one is the last. We only shared it so that you could appreciate it. Naji Bou Hassan, a Lebanese driver, trained for nearly two years before setting the record for most doughnuts by one person in 2017. You can see how it works in the video below. Hassan holds the record for the most consecutive doughnuts in an automobile while sitting on it.
The longest time it takes to stop a car.
Before brakes existed, there were Austrian strongmen. Gerald Gschiel was one such example. He held the Corvette Z06 upright while its wheels spun for 22.33 seconds. Why? He’ll tell you.
Fastest jet-powered firetruck
It is absurd to think of a jet-powered firetruck. The truck is a bomb on wheels, pretending to put out fires. Shannen Seydel, a Florida resident, built it out of a 1940 Ford with two Rolls-Royce Bristol Viper engines that produced 6,000 horsepower each. He then took it to 655 km/h in Southern Ontario in 1998.
Farthest barrel roll
Jaguar wanted to show off the 2018 E-Pace’s performance capabilities when it launched the SUV. Terry Grant, a British stuntman, was hired by Jaguar to flip the SUV through the air.
It is amazing to see the Jag barrel roll 270 degrees over 15.3 meters. But what does it prove that the E-Pace is a decent but still expensive movie stunt car?
The fastest arrow caught in an automobile.
It’s hard to believe that trick-shot YouTubers haven’t held this record on Dude Perfect. Skoda was not going to roll their Octavia RS 245 through the air to secure a spot on the GB WR, but the Skoda team was willing to let their Austrian colleagues fire arrows at one another for publicity.
If you weren’t, 57.5 meters is the distance that an arrow can be fired and captured by a moving vehicle.
Tightest car parallel parking
This is not parallel parking but power-sliding. The driving surface does not need to be lubricated to parallel park. Alastair Moffat is the official driver for the tightest parallel parking. He set the record at 7.5 cm, plus the length of his Fiat 500C 1.2 Cult, live during a U.K. autosports event.
The largest car that is balanced on the head
Guinness has “rested” this category, likely to stop people from dropping cars on their heads. John Evans, a high-brow lifter who weighed 352 lbs and balanced it on his head for 33 seconds, was the last to be caught.
People love to put their Smart Cars in their cars.
This video, shot for the brand’s Italian YouTube series, shows a cheerleading squad of 20 super-close friends cramming head-to-foot-to-butt-to-back into a Smart Car. This effort was enough to tie the record. Was it worth it?
The smallest roadworthy car
Austin Coulson, a custom car builder, created the world’s smallest roadworthy car in 2012. This microcar is painted to resemble the P-51 Mustang military plane and measures only 126.47cm in length, 65.41cm wide, and 63.5cm tall.
That’s enough to allow the Arizona DMV to issue Coulson a license to operate on roads with speeds of 40 km/h. No helmet is required.
The longest time you have ever kissed a car
Jesus Juarez Vite embraced Ernesta Hernandez Ambrosio for 76 hours in October 2013. This one is not too detailed, but it’s all you need to know.
The fastest car in space
This record is not why Elon Musk sent a Tesla into orbit last year. What was that perfectly good explanation? It was merely a happy side effect. Musk’s Tesla Roadster, which was strapped to the Falcon Heavy rocket, was said to be travelling at 11.15 km/s relative to the earth, or around 40,100 km/h. This makes it one of the fastest cars in space and the fastest ever.