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Stig sets world record, in dodgem car

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Top Gear's driver The Stig claimed a new Guinness World Record as he managed to drive a restored vintage dodgem car to speeds of over 160kph.

The BBC Two 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, 600cc Honda motorbike engine, he was able to give it a new lease of life.

The average speed of a dodgem car is around 8kph, but The Stig set a new land-speed world record of 161.4kph thanks to its makeover.

The stunt took place at an in Suffolk, east England, last week and was witnessed by Guinness World Records Official Adjudicator Lucia Sinigagliesi, who confirmed his record-breaking feat.

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Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

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