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  • Who: Darren Manning

  • What: Fastest speed driving in reverse

  • Where: United Kingdom

The record attempt was set up and filmed for the ITV motoring programme Pulling Power. The Caterham 7 Fireblade is powered by a 900 cc Honda motorcycle engine with built-in gearbox. Because most motorcycles don't have reverse gears, the drivetrain on this car is configured to allow all six forward gears to become reverse gears, allowing theoretical reverse speeds of up to 200 km/h (125 mph).

 

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