A very fast ice cream van hits the Guinness Book of RecordsNovember 2, 2020
The electric van is the fastest in its class
The electric ice cream van nicknamed “Mr. Nippy”, which appeared on Top Gear, hit the Guinness Book of Records: the car was able to accelerate on the track to 128.82 kilometers per hour (80.043 miles per hour). With this result, “Mr. Nippy” became the fastest in its class.
The previous record was 118.9 kilometers per hour (73.921 mph). It was owned by British engineer Edd China and his homemade ice cream van. Top Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness set a new record in a 1979 Bedford CF with a 1980s Land Rover 110 chassis and Tesla powertrain.
Speed records are often set in unusual vehicles that are not designed for this. For example, last year the Honda Mean Mower V2 lawn mower got into the Guinness Book of Records, which demonstrated the best acceleration time to 100 kilometers per hour: 6.29 seconds.
And in the spring of 2020, a speed record was set for riding a motorcycle on the rear wheel, sitting feet first – 175.418 kilometers per hour. The stunt was performed by stunt rider and stunt rider Johnny Davis, known by the nickname Stunter Jonny.
The absolute speed record among production cars is currently held by the American hypercar SSC Tuatara, which showed an average speed of 508.73 kilometers per hour. However, due to many doubts, it was decided to repeat the race publicly….
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