World’s fastest bus: record-breaking wacky vehicles

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Thanks for Retuning!

Paul Stender from Indianapolis in the United States fitted the yellow American-style school bus with a jet engine from a Phantom fighter plane.

Here we take a look at some of the records set by other bizarre vehicles:

Blade Runner

- Don Wales cut the world land speed record for a lawnmower to ribbons by hitting 86mph at Pendine Sands, in west Wales earlier this year on an adapted tractor mower.

Mr Wales, whose grandfather Sir Malcolm Campbell set a world land speed record for a car in 1924, smashed the previous record of 80.792mph.

Pedal Power

- Canadian cyclist Sam Whittingham last year set a new world record for the greatest speed reached on a pushbike.

On a dusty stretch of Nevada highway, Whittingham managed to pedal his streamlined carbon fibre Varna Tempest bike up to 82.4mph.

Luxury in the fast lane

- Travelling fast is one thing, but doing so in comfort is another. A company called Goldschmitt solved the dilemma by creating the world’s fastest motor home.

Their specially adapted Hymer motor home hit speeds of 129mph while still providing living space for a whole family complete with all the standard home comforts.

Couch cruiser

- A daredevil driver took the notion of comfort behind the wheel one step further by creating the world’s fastest sofa – with a top speed of 92mph.

The two seater couch – fitted with a petrol engine and topped off with a coffee table, book, pot plans and a cup – was put through it paces at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in Lutterworth, Leicestershire by Marek Turowski in 2007.

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