As reported by news.com.au, a mad Englishman has just broken the world record for the fastest mobility scooter by achieving speeds of up to 113km/h.
Colin Furze, a 32-year-old plumber from Stamford, England, decided to deck out a mobility scooter with a 125cc engine coupled to a five-speed gearbox. The scooter was then painted in traditional British Racing Green and taken to an airfield to reach the record top speed of 113km/h.
Furze said recently about the scooter and the achievement,
“It is quite scary when I’m driving it fast as the frame is pretty flimsy and designed for going along at slow speeds.
“You can’t take your eyes off the road when driving it as any rash steering decisions could make it flip over and the slightest dip or bump in the road makes it drift off course.”
The scooter can also maintain a kind of cruise speed of 112km/h, too, so ducking down to the shops to pick up some cereal is no longer a day-long event. Reports say the upgrades to the up-until-now top speed of 13km/h-scooter took just a few months to perform and cost around $650.