Guy Martin’s World Land Speed Record attempt is a go-go…

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Ending months of speculation and anticipation, Triumph has just confirmed that the British brand will return to Bonneville Salt Flats this month in an attempt to smash the world land speed record. And the pilot? As expected, everyone’s favourite tea-drinking, pork scratching-making, occasional road racer and the best Top Gear presenter never to present Top Gear, Guy Martin.

Guy will spank Triumph’s purpose built ‘Infor Rocket Streamliner,’ packing 1000bhp at 9,000rpm with two turbocharged Rocket III engines housed in a carbon-kevlar monocoque chassis. The methanol-drinking Rocket is 25.5 feet long, 2 feet wide and 3 feet tall, sculpted to beat the current record of 376.363mph, held by Rocky Robinson on a twin-engined Suzuki in 2010. Given Guy’s previous record breaking successes, and the amount of money gone into this project, we’ll be surprised if the record isn’t smashed…

As the press release reminded us, Triumph already has a history of land speed records, claiming the ‘world’s fastest motorcycle’ from 1955 to 1970. 2016 will probably be a tad faster. Good luck Guy…

 

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