Fastest couch: Ice Break sets world record (Video) Sydney, Australia -- Powered by a Suzuki GSX 1400 motorcycle engine, the leather two-seater - complete with a handy coffee table, driven by pilot Glenn Suter and built by race car and bike designers Evolution Motorsport, hit 101mph (163km/h) on the runway at Camden Airport - setting the new world record for the Fastest couch, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: The World's fastest Couch (girls NOT included).
The previous Guinness world record was set by Marek Turowsk, of Leicestershire, whose home furnishings hit 148km/h.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the fastest furniture, set by "Fast Food", a dining set, which achieved a speed of 183.14 km/h (113.8 mph) driven by Perry Watkins (UK) at the Santa Pod Raceway, Bedfordshire, UK.
The stunt was part of a promotional series called "Add a Motor to It", which is being launched by Parmalat Australia.
Powered by a Suzuki GSX 1400 motorcycle engine, the leather two-seater - complete with a handy coffee table - was built by race car and bike designers Evolution Motorsport.
Photo: Glen Sutton during fast couch world record attempt.
Guinness World Records regulations required two officially timed laps, one in each direction, to be completed within an hour of each other.
"It's the oddest vehicle we've ever built," project leader Paul McKinnon said. "With race cars you can use the aerodynamic body kit dictated by the regulations for each series. But with the couch it was a matter of just doing what we could.
The couch and coffee table includes a bowl of fruit.
"We kept it as low profile as we could, and tried to break the airflow with the coffee table."