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Guy Martin thinks he owns the fastest car in Britain - and it's a Volvo

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4y ago

It's a pretty bold claim, but a few years ago everyone's favourite truck fitter told the Sunday Times his modified Volvo Vox Amazon was "about the fastest car in Britain"

If anyone knows fast, it's Guy. During his 'day job' he's averaged a 131mph lap of the Isle Of Man TT, as well as setting various world records for his Channel 4 TV show 'Speed'.

His Volvo started life as a 1967 Amazon estate in battleship grey. Guy claims it's actually faster than his top spec superbike between 100-200mph, a bold claim. The engine is up from the 90bhp standard to a mind blowing 778bhp thanks to a transplanted 2.8 litre turbocharged engine.

0-60 is sub three seconds and tops out at over 205mph.

Here it is showing a Ferrari 599 GTB how it's done

Although it looks like a standard Volvo, I reckon it is about the fastest car in Britain — quicker than any Ferrari, Porsche or even Bugatti. That’s not me boasting — I don’t want to come across as big-headed. It is just a fact.

Guy Martin

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Comments (31)

  • Just a side note - but he didn’t build it. It was built in Sweden by a Swedish Guy. (See what I did there. 😉)

    Named Mattias Vöcks, hence the number plate.

      4 years ago
  • That was YEARS ago...

      4 years ago
    • 4 years ago
  • Unlikely that this is the fastest car in Britain. There are plenty of street legal cars that are way faster, such as Red Victor One. Even Nick Mann's moggy minor would have given it a run for the money in its day.

    I suspect our favourite TT racing truck mechanic knows this.

      4 years ago
  • Sorry to burst your bubble but a guy Andy frost got red victor 260mph Street legal 2.300bhp with a 9.8l engine. Any more than a mm and you have broke the speed limit. Cheack it out

      11 months ago