Watch: Remember when Guy Martin broke the Nurburgring lap record?
For a van, that is… Or is it a van?
There’s been a lot of news surrounding the Ford Transit recently. In fact, with the Sun shining its warm, summery rays on us all, Camper Van conversion projects are popping up faster than fluffy dolls in a game of whack-a-mole.
However, the Transit isn’t just a large box that can be filled with luxurious pillows and high-tech showers and gas burners. In fact, last year speed junkie Guy Martin managed to use one of the Blue Oval’s vans to set a new lap record around the Nurburgring.
Thanks to the engine from a Radical RXC fitted to the inside of the van along with a wide array of other modifications, the fastest mechanic in the world managed to set a lap time of 9:28.0. That was enough to give Guy the lap record for a van around the Green Hell.
However, as the vehicle Guy Martin used to set the record was so modified, can it even be classed as a van? In fact, the engine and subframe take up most of the space in the back of the vehicle making it more of a silhouette car. Let me know what you think of the legality of Guy’s lap.