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100mph in a dodgem: The Stig has set a new world record!
Stig drives Colin Furze’s mad, bad 100bhp bumper car to a new Guinness WR
Take one 1960s, rather shoddy bumper car. Add a 600cc Honda motorbike engine, three weeks’ worth of engineering ingenuity, many cups of tea, some mild swearing, and a Stig. What you end up with is a record breaker.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, The Stig has set a new world record: riding onboard Colin Furze’s mad, bad, 100bhp bumper car, he’s rocketed to a rather terrifying record speed of 100.336mph.
It therefore becomes the world’s fastest ever bumper car.The feat was conducted at Bentwaters Airfield in Suffolk, with Guinness World Records adjudicator Lucia Sinigagliesi on hand to witness the attempt.
“Stig’s at his happiest when he’s making the slow, fast,” explains Furze, “so what better way to celebrate the new series of Top Gear than by taking a rusty old bumper car and converting it into the ultimate fairground speed machine.”
Sinigagliesi added: “We’re all used to seeing The Stig driving at high speed, but he’s usually in a sports car and on a race track. To see him hurtle past in a classic bumper car at 100mph was surreal, but hugely impressive.
“Equally as impressive is the engineering expertise of Colin Furze,” she said.
It certainly is an amazing feat – have a watch of the video above, and don’t forget to check out the links below to see the build process.