Man modifies children’s toy car to reach 92.24 mph

He's etched his name into the Guinness World Records with his creation.
  • A German student has set a new world record with a modified children’s toy car
  • Marcel Paul spent 10 months conducting research and modifying the toy car into a high-speed electric vehicle
  • At the Hockenheimring racetrack, the toy car was clocked at a speed of 92.24 mph

Published on Feb 21, 2024 at 9:06PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Feb 21, 2024 at 9:22PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

A German man has set a new world record for the fastest modified children’s toy car.

Marcel Paul, an electrical engineering student at Fulda University of Applied Sciences, spent 10 months conducting research and modifying the toy.

The hard work clearly paid off, as Paul’s high-speed electrical vehicle managed to clock 148.454 km/h (92.24 mph).

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Paul said his goal was to exceed the 141 km/h (88 mph) threshold required for time travel in the Back to the Future films.

The student took his modified children’s toy car to the Hockenheimring racetrack, where it clocked a speed of 92.24 mph.

That was fast enough to earn the Guinness World Record for the fastest ride-on toy car (modified).

The thrilling accomplishment was captured and shared by Guinness World Records on Instagram.

The post includes a video of Paulmost almost fully reclined on his miniature car as he sped around the racetrack.

The footage has garnered widespread attention, amassing more than 23,000 likes since it was posted on the platform just three days ago.

Viewers have been captivated by the audacity of Paul’s endeavor, transforming a childhood dream into a reality.

“Ferrari at the price of a bicycle,” wrote one user.

“I want to do that, where can I sign up?” another one chimed.

“Nope, it looks dangerous. But well done to the record holder,” a third added.

Paul’s engineering skills and determination have not only earned him a coveted spot in the record books, but have also garnered global recognition for his ingenuity and remarkable speed.

As far as World Records go, it’s an impressive one – but not quite as impressive as the only car to break the sound barrier.

On 15 October 1997, Thrust SSC broke the world ground speed record by managing to achieve speeds of 1,228 km/h (763 mph) in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA.

The record was set by former British Royal Air Force pilot, Andrew Green.

Thrust SSC broke the record 26 years ago, and it’s the only car to ever do it.

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