New Zealand's land speed record has been broken; the Herald reports:
Eddie Freeman has set a new land speed record at Ohakea Air Force Base today. Freeman hit a top speed of 355.485km/h, surpassing the previous New Zealand record of 348.23km/h.
The previous record was set by Owen Evans in 1996, a feat that nearly claimed his life when he lost control of his Porsche 911 Turbo.
Freeman broke the record in a Lamborghini Superleggera, a supercar producing 530bhp and capable in its standard specification of a top speed of 315km/h.
The car had undergone major modifications to prepare it for the record-breaking run.
"Fast Eddie" Freeman caught a lucky break with the weather today, and has taken advantage of the least windy day we've had in these parts for some time. And in doing so, he's scorched down Ohakea's runway at breakneck speed.
Records are made to be broken, and Owen Evans' record fell today. We suspect that Fast Eddie will be going faster still once he tames his Lamborghini beast, and that he might start looking towards the 400km/h mark.
But for today, Eddie Freeman holds the New Zealand land speed record; all power to him!