Speed With Guy Martin, he has recorded the fastest speed on a gravity-powered snow sled (134.368 km/h 83.49 mph), the fastest soapbox (137.78 km/h 85.61 mph) and highest speed on a Wall of Death (25.77 km/h 78.15 mph).
For his latest attempt, Guy was to take on the challenge of setting a new record for the fastest tractor (modified) – not once but twice – at the wheel of a JCB Fastrac.
This month Martin came in action again with the modified tractor and reached an impressive 217km/h!
The JCB Fastrac 8000 tractor has a 7.2-liter six-cylinder BOOSTED diesel engine producing 1000 hp and a torque of 2500 Nm! The CVT automatic transmission from Agco has been replaced by a 6-speed gearbox from ZF.
The Aerodynamics have also been redesigned to achieve speed gains, William’s Advanced Engineering is responsible for these adjustments.