World’s Fastest Scooter Aims for Guinness Book of World Records

Oct 14, 2010

The mobility scooters out there are pretty cool in their own right. What would make them better, though, is if they could go faster. For one Colin Furze, a British plumber, he must have had the same idea, because he decided to build the world's fastest scooter "for a laugh." The result has lead to incredible speeds for a scooter, and now a shot at the Guinness Book of World Records.

Furze decided on the 125cc gas engine from a motorcycle, and retrofitted it onto the scooter. And, as usually happens, after someone accomplishes one goal, they move right onto the next one. Furze is no different, as he's said that his next step is to take the scooter to a drag strip and test its speed there. He is aiming for 70mph. The folks at the Guinness Book of World Records has told Furze that if he manages to reach a speed of 62mph, he'd be happily accepted into the record book. We're sure that we'll be hearing about Furze again in the near future -- let's hope he starts wearing a helmet, going at those speeds on a standard scooter. And if it ends up not working out for him, he could always take his scooter underwater.

[via GizmoWatch]

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