World’s Fastest Shed Hits Record Breaking 96mph

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British gardener Kevin Nicks has smashed through his official record for the world’s fastest shed – by reaching a top speed of 96.8mph. The 52 year-old, from Chipping-Norton in Oxfordshire, surpassed his previous record by 8mph on Saturday August 19, at the Wheelie and Top Speed Championships event at Elvington Airfield in York.

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Kevin Nicks built his high-speed shed at home with his daughter. Starting with a Volkswagen Passat, powered by a 2.8 V6 good for around 200 horses, Nicks built the steel-framed shed to his own design.

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This unique vehicle’s top speed is limited by not only its mass, but also the fact that it is about as aerodynamic as a pair of Land Rover Defenders welded to a Mercedes G Wagen.

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Kevin was hoping to break the 100mph mark and only fell short due to high winds and adverse weather conditions. But thanks to the added nitrous boost he recently installed on the back of the unorthodox vehicle, Kevin was able to power through and officially break his existing record.

Still, 100 miles per hour is not too shabby from a shed that can corner, go backwards and act as the ultimate camping van on a rainy day. Which Britain has plenty of.

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