Mobility scooters and hair raising speeds are two separate entities that are nowhere near to complimenting each other, or is it so? Colin Furze, 31 year old plumber from Stamford, Lincolnshire has created a petrol-engine (125cc) mobility scooter that managed to touch 111 kph (69mph), which by the way is 9 times faster than your average mobility scooter's top speed. To register his name in the Guinness World Records Furze plans to push the throttle for a mind-boggling speed of 70 mph at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire. However for the first ever mobility scooter speed record he needs to hit 100 kph (61.4 mph), which I think he will achieve comfortably.
Guinness World Records officials have clarified that any modifications to the drive train, wheels or any part of the mobility scooter will not be allowed so Colin will have to go for the record just with the petrol engine modification.
Via: Daily Mail