Records are there to be broken, right? Even more so if it’s grabbing your own record back off someone else. Scroll back four years and Top Gear and Honda earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records by driving a mower at 116.575mph. We’d obliterated the old record, scared ourselves witless in the process and, a bit like Bloodhound is hoping to do (in our minds at least), thought we’d moved the game on so much that no-one would ever dare challenge us.

Ah. Not quite. We didn’t bargain on some blokes from a Norwegian tuning firm who, only the following year, went and smashed our record. Using a V8 out of a Corvette – the lunatics – they did 134mph on a modified Viking/STIHL T6. The cheek.

Well, now it’s payback time.


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