A bumper car has lots of potential, even with its strange dimensions and interesting aerodynamics. What would you do if one fell into your lap? YouTube's Colin Furze decided to go the route of swapping in a motorcycle engine. A 600cc motorcycle engine, to be exact. And he crammed it under a vintage bumper car body. He decided then to throw The Stig behind the wheel and just like that, the little red rocket flew its way into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Colin Furze is known throughout YouTube for adding different motors to a variety of any and all vehicles that can move. Why not push the power and performance of everyday items? Some of his previous projects have been things like the world's fastest baby stroller and even racing and setting a lap record with a hot-rodded mobility scooter. He was so daring as to put a decidedly non-stock gasoline engine on that scooter. Who doesn't love that kind of crazy/ingenuity? All it takes is a little imagination.
So it came as no surprise that when the BBC came to him and asked him to build a record-breaking bumper car for The Stig, he knew exactly what he needed to do. You can watch in several videos as Top Gear's infamous racing driver flies into the record books. He had a 100-mph average speed! You can also find videos of just exactly how Furze built this incredible machine and got every ounce of speed out of it. Have you ever taken on a "out of the box" project? we want to see it!