VW Passat made the fastest shed in the worldJuly 13, 2019
The car has a powerful engine from the high-performance Audi RS4, as well as a height-adjustable suspension. When the car is parked, it looks really like a big barn!
Everyone has heard of motorhomes, but what about the barn on wheels? The owner of this strange machine built it within seven months from an incredible array of details and created something very impressive. This vehicle even managed to get into the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest shed.
Looking at this car, you probably expect that the vehicle on the basis of which it was built … this is some kind of commercial van, or perhaps even a semi-van. No, no, and again no, the Volkswagen Passat of 1999 was chosen as the basis for the project. The owner reports that an additional metal frame was made, which gives the wooden shed the necessary strength. Under the hood is a modernized 4.2-liter V8 engine, taken from the powerful Audi RS4 generation B7, power is about 450 horsepower. The motor is connected to the Quattro all-wheel drive system.
The owner has created a special hydraulic suspension, so that, if desired, you can lower the height of the ground clearance so that the car really looks like a barn when the vehicle is parked.
The wheels are borrowed from the Volkswagen Transporter with tires for commercial vehicles that can support a significant weight of the car.
Despite the huge size of the barn, the cabin can accommodate only two people. Behind the wheel, this barn on wheels seems to be traveling like a normal car, although its incredibly wide aerodynamics (or lack thereof) really becomes noticeable only at high speeds. The owner claims the barn is even more comfortable than his Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
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