An Australian drinks maker, Ice Break, has sponsored the building and racing of what’s billed as the world’s fastest couch, or sofa. Metro UK reports:
The humble sofa has come a long way – this one can do 101mph and has been named the fastest motor couch in the world.
Its driver, Glenn Suter, smashed the previous 92mph record in his unusual vehicle, powered by a 1,400cc Suzuki superbike engine.
A coffee table and fruit bowl were included by the Australian designers, whose previous speedy masterpieces have included a motorised toilet.
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Paul McKinnon, who built the machine for Australian drinks maker Ice Break, added: ‘It’s the oddest vehicle we’ve ever built.
‘With race cars, you can use the aerodynamic body kit but with the couch it was a matter of just doing what we could. We tried to break the airflow with the coffee table.’
There’s more at the link.
Here are two videos of the beast, the first as it breaks the 100 mph barrier to set a new world record for sofas, the second as it races a V8-powered Holden pickup (Holden being the GM/Chevrolet brand equivalent in Australia).
I think I’ll leave my recliner serenely un-motorized for now, thank you very much . . .