Top Gear’s Stig sets world record in 100mph dodgem at Woodbridge airfield

Top Gear's driver The Stig driving a restored vintage bumper car to speeds of over 100mph, as he cla

Top Gear's driver The Stig driving a restored vintage bumper car to speeds of over 100mph, as he claimed a new Guinness World Record at Bentwaters. Picture: RODERICK FOUNTAIN/BBC/PA WIRE - Credit: PA

Top Gear test driver, The Stig, has set a blistering world record at an airfield just outside Woodbridge.

The Stig with YouTube star and stunt man Colin Furze. Picture: RODERICK FOUNTAIN/BBC/PA WIRE

The Stig with YouTube star and stunt man Colin Furze. Picture: RODERICK FOUNTAIN/BBC/PA WIRE - Credit: PA

The mysterious Stig hurtled down the runway at the former Bentwaters airfield in a souped-up bumper car, created by daredevil inventor and online star Colin Furze, who squeezed a 600cc Honda motorbike engine into the 1960s fairground ride, before testing it out and putting The Stig behind the wheel.

The 100bhp bumper car clocked in a record speed of 100.336mph, watched by Guinenss World Records adjudicator Lucia Sinigagliesi, who 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 skills makes for record-breaking fun.'

Top Gear airs on Sunday at 8pm on BBC Two.

The vintage bumper car that was driven at speeds of over 100mph by Top Gear's driver The Stig. Pictu

The vintage bumper car that was driven at speeds of over 100mph by Top Gear's driver The Stig. Picture: RODERICK FOUNTAIN/BBC/PA WIRE - Credit: PA

The Stig with Guinness World Records adjudicator Lucia Sinigagliesi (left) and YouTube star and stun

The Stig with Guinness World Records adjudicator Lucia Sinigagliesi (left) and YouTube star and stunt man Colin Furze. Picture: RODERICK FOUNTAIN/BBC/PA WIRE - Credit: PA


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