These guys just set a new Nurburgring lap record in a Tuk Tuk!


It took Bjorn Lagercrantz and Peter Ternstrom three years to prepare for the bizzare feat but it was all over in merely half an hour – as they set a new Nurburgring lap record for a Tuk Tuk with a time of 31 minutes 49 seconds.

The Tuk Tuk was driven by an anonymous driver dressed like Top Gear’s Stig, but apparently this isn’t their first attempt, with the Tuk Tuk breaking down in their previous try.

It was said that the Tuk Tuk’s owners subsequently collaborated with a company that makes engine components for Koenigsegg to beef up the engine with forged pistons, just so the Tuk Tuk can endure the full length of the track.

As to why they opted for such a strange record, the answer was simple; it was because no one had attempted it before so any time set would’ve been a record.

When asked of their experience in the back seat, the two said it was a scary experience as the Tuk Tuk was flimsy and unstable – going around some corners on just two wheels!

So far these are all the visuals we’ve been able to compile but we sure hope there’ll be a full POV video of this bizarre feat on YouTube soon!


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Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.
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