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You Probably Couldn't Handle This Mobility Scooter's Top Speed

It's 107.6 mph. Yes, you read that right.

Buckle up, because this mobility scooter gives the ride of your life.

Adrenaline-pumping video posted online shows it hitting 107.6 mph -- more than 13 times faster than the regular machines that reach 8 mph.

The astonishing feat was also captured on chest cam. But it's certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Isle of Man Mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine souped up a Days Strider with a Suzuki motorbike engine, go-cart wheels and remodeled frame.

Hine then drove it down the British island's Jurby Motodrome, and secured the Guinness World Record for the fastest mobility scooter on Earth. The attempt actually took place in August 2014 but, assessors spent almost 18 months verifying the feat, according to EnGadget.

The duo beat Danish driver Klaus Nissen Peterson's 2012 best of 82.67 mph for the title.

Some people have questioned whether the modifications the pair made still mean it can officially be called a scooter.

But the Guinness World Records gave it the go-ahead because it only "has to be based on an existing, commercially available mobility aid."

"The engine may be modified or replaced in a way that seems suitable to gain a higher speed -- but from the outside the vehicle must appear like a traditional motorscooter," the organization said. So now we know.

You won't see the scooter on the road anytime soon, though. It can't be registered for regular use as it doesn't have front brakes, according to Guinness.

 

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