World's Fastest Shed Hits Record Breaking 96 Mph
British gardener Kevin Nicks has smashed through his official record for the world’s fastest shed - by reaching a top speed of 96.8 mph. The 52 year-old, from Chipping-Norton in Oxfordshire, surpassed his previous record by 8mph on Saturday August 19, at the Wheelie and Top Speed Championships event at Elvington Airfield in York.
Kevin was hoping to break the 100mph mark and only fell short due to high winds and adverse weather conditions. But thanks to the added nitrous boost he recently installed on the back of the unorthodox vehicle, Kevin was able to power through and officially break his existing record.
It took £5,000 and seven months of Kevin’s life to turn his old Volkswagen Passat into a shed that can ride the roads. The resulting vehicle weighs two metric tons and has a 2.8 liter V6 petrol engine, originally with 200-brake horsepower,and the nitrous adding an extra 75.
“You know, I own the world’s fastest shed and it’s an idea I came up with, I built and I got it fully approved and road legal.” Kevin said. “I got into the racing events, the top speed events and I travel all over the country racing it. People often say it’s mad – they say it’s brilliant. But the good thing for me, it just makes people smile.”
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