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Bumper car with 600cc engine breaks Guinness World Record

March 31, 2017

This souped-up 1960s dodgem features a 600cc engine and a top speed of 100.336 mph.

Colin Furze has done it again. The British engineer/inventor/YouTube phenomenon has created the world's fastest bumper car. For anyone who has ever driven a bumper car at a fair or carnival, a fast bumper car might seem like an oxymoron. But this souped-up 1960s dodgem features a 600cc engine and a top speed of 100.336 mph.

According to Rachel Swatman for Guinness World Records: "Top Gear‘s professional driver The Stig tested the vehicle at Bentwaters Airfield near Ipswich, Suffolk, UK and hit a lightning speed of 161.476 km/h (100.336 mph).

Bear in mind the average speed for a bumper car is just 5 mph!

The car took the garage inventor three weeks to build. Colin added a 600cc Honda motorbike engine, but ensured that the chassis remained that of a bumper car and the wheels were the same size, as required by the Guinness World Records rules for this title."

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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