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The first recognised land speed record was set in 1898 by the Jeantaud Duc, a car that looked like a mechanical whale set on four big, spoked wheels – it clocked in at 63.15 kilometres an hour. The current record holder – a 16-metre-long monster that was essentially a jet fighter without wings – recorded a speed of 1,228 kilometres an hour. It took 99 years, the deaths of an estimated 35 drivers and a huge amount of ingenuity to achieve that 19-fold increase in speed.

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