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ShortList's fiendishly difficult speed quiz

ShortList's fiendishly difficult speed quiz

'I feel the need, the need for speed,' said Tom Cruise in his homoerotic masterwork Top Gun, before employing an elaborate hand-slapping gesture with ill-fated wingman Goose. Damn you Maverick, why did you have to be such a loose cannon? Anyway. La vitesse, as they say in France, has long been an obsession of the human race (OK, perhaps largely for the male of the species), and coupled with engineering advances, we just keep finding new ways to go faster. Why not grill yourself on the fastest things on the planet…

And if you haven't got a Scooby Doo, here are the answers

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ShortList's fiendishly difficult speed quiz

Answers

1. 7000 mph

2. Bugatti Veyron

3. 317 mph

4. Japan's JR-Maglev MLX01

5. 272 mph

6. 127.24 mph

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Unmanned rocket-propelled scramjet the X-43 has clocked in the fastest speed ever for an aeroplane. What speed did it reach?

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ShortList's fiendishly difficult speed quiz

With a top speed of 267 mph (and a price tag of $1,700,000) what is the fastest car in the world?

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Remarkably, the record for the fastest speed achieved on water has not been bested since Australian Ken Warby broke the world record in 1978. How fast did he go?

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ShortList's fiendishly difficult speed quiz

Which train has been clocked at 361 mph?

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During the 2003 Gumball Rally, a Swedish-built Koenigsegg was clocked doing what speed in a 75 mph zone?

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French cyclist Jose Meiffret achieved the fastest speed recorded on a bicycle, being towed behind a car on the German autobahn near Freiburg. How speed did he get up to?

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