Top Gear sets new Guinness World Record
22 March 2018 - 6:00 PM

Top Gear sets new Guinness World Record

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"Top Gear" has set a new Guinness World Record for Fastest Tractor.

The hit BBC Two show - which is hosted by Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid - has created a high-speed tractor, known as the "Track-tor", which can reach up to speeds on 87.2mph, setting a new record.

Matt - who is joined by Chris Harris - also try to attempt to break the world record which was set by The Stig who smashed the previous record on March 14.

The actor, who owns four tractors, said: "As the proud owner of no less than four tractors, you could say I'm a bit of an enthusiast. The theme of this week's film is that tractors are blocking up Britain. When you get stuck behind one, you can't go anywhere. So we're trying to speed up farming. When Lewis Hamilton retires, this is what he'll be driving!"

The "Track-tor" was engineered at the Top Gear Agricultural Technology Centre and is a 500-brake horsepower, Lamborghini-style orange coloured farming vehicle.

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It is powered by a 5.7 litre Chevy V8 engine and supported by four-wheel brakes, adjustable air suspension, 54-inch tyres and is also fitted with a push button start, a barometer and a wellington boot and spade rack.

Jack Brockbank, Official Guinness World Records Adjudicator, said: "To see The Stig hurtle past me in a tractor at 87mph was surreal, but hugely impressive.

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"Equally as impressive is the engineering expertise of the "Top Gear" team that made this possible - the combination of their skills makes for brilliant record-breaking fun."

On Sunday (25.03.18), Matt and Chris will test their new creation by taking it on a motorway as well as competing in a hedge-trimming contest.

"Countryfile" hosts Ellie Harrison and John Craven also appear in the episode after The Stif ruins filming on the BBC One programme.

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