You want a fast car? How does 462 mph suit you, pal?

Jay Busbee
From the Marbles

Hey, it's right after Thanksgiving, so don't even pretend you're going to be doing anything close to real work for a little while. Instead, kick back with this video about the "Speed Demon," a single-engine, piston-driven beauty that hit an exit speed of 462 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats earlier this year. It didn't break the world record because it failed to replicate the feat on the return trip. This video breaks down George Poteet and Ron Main's efforts to take the record, and is a fascinating look at the behind-the-scenes machinations of speed.

[Via Jalopnik]

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