Top Gear's The Stig breaks dodgem land speed record
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Top Gear's driver The Stig claimed a new Guinness World Record as he managed to drive a restored vintage bumper car to speeds of over 100mph.
The programme's 'tame racing driver' was tasked with getting behind the wheel of a souped-up 1960s dodgem to celebrate the return of the motoring show.
YouTube star and stunt man Colin Furze restored the small fairground vehicle in the space of three weeks and, with his addition of a 100 horsepower (74kW), 600cc Honda motorbike engine, he was able to give it a new lease of life.
The average speed of a dodgem car is around 8km/h but The Stig was able a new land-speed world record of 100.3mph (161.4km/h) thanks to its makeover.
Furze said: 'Stig's at his happiest when he's making the slow, fast - 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 said: 'We're all used to seeing The Stig driving at high speeds - but he's usually in a sports car and usually 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 - the combination of their skills makes for record-breaking fun.'