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Land's End to John O'Groats in three hours? More insane figures from the Venom's record run
Posted: 25 Feb 2014
And 8.6 per cent faster than any helicopter, ever (even this one)
On August 6, 1986 a modified Westland Lynx ZB500 reached a record-setting 249.1mph top speed. 21.39mph and 8.6 per cent slower than the Venom. Though, in their defence, helicopters can only travel at 250mph before the science that keeps them in their air stops working.