Fiat Doblo sets new record for fastest motorhome
Record for fastest motorhome broken by Fiat Doblo conversionCreation Campers of Wrexham, a specialist in converting small vehicles into campervans, broke the land speed record for a motorhome on a windy day at Elvington Airfield near York recently.
The vehicle, a Fiat Doblo, was worked on for the best part of 12 months by Creation Campers co-owner, Simon Robins. The original diesel engine had already expired and was taken out and replaced with one from a Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo, which was tuned to provide a jaw-dropping 337bhp.
It wasn’t just an engine and a sleeping bag in the back though, the Doblo was fitted out with a kitchen with two hobs and a sink, a toilet and a bed area.
On the day itself, two runs were required, one into the wind and one with it behind, in order to produce an average that was then compared to the existing world record of 138.7mph.
On the first run with the wind the Doblo clocked up an eye-watering 149.7mph, while into the wind the bulky frame slowed this down to 133.5mph.
The average speed of 141.3mph was declared a new world record by Guinness World Records.
You can see the world record attempt by Creation Campers' Fiat Doblo below.
Catch up on the details of the previous record holder by Westfalia and Goldschmitt
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